As President Donald Trump has been dealing with what many consider unfair criticism for not going far enough in condemning the bigotry and hatred witnessed by the entire country in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, the president finally grew impatient and asked the question that has been burning in everyone’s mind while in a press conference earlier this afternoon.
“What about the Alt-Left that came charging at the, as you say, the Alt-Right?” the president asked, “Do they have any semblance of guilt?”
President Trump continued, berating the “fake news” in the process.
“Let me ask you this, what about the fact that they came charging, that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I think they do.”
TRUMP ON CHARLOTTESVILLE: “What about the alt-left that came charging at the as you say the ‘alt right?'” pic.twitter.com/4xhQhDW5R2
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In spite of the press attempting to yell over him and ask their questions, the president shut them down as he concluded:
“As far as I’m concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day— wait a minute, I’m not finished, I’m not finished fake news, that was a horrible day.”
The president also condemned the leftists for not having a permit, and said that not all of the protesters at the Unite The Right rally were white supremacists, saying that some of the protesters were there to protest the statue of Robert E. Lee being removed.
He posited to the crowd, “I wonder, is it George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?”
“You really do have to ask yourself, ‘Where does it stop?'”
Department of Memes broke the story of protesters assaulting the vehicle before the driver hit the crowd, casting doubt on the mainstream media narrative of the driver being a white supremacist bent on killing members of the crowd.