Trump fails to condemn white supremacists in statement on Charlottesville violence

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The president instead called out in what he deemed the strongest possible terms ‘this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.’

President Donald Trump declined to condemn the violent actions and protests of white supremacists on Saturday, who had converged on Charlottesville, Va., en masse to protest the removal of a statue of a Confederate general.

The clashes killed at least one person and injured a number of others.

Soupr 2bInstead, Trump called out in what he deemed the strongest possible terms “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides.” Yet, he never denounced by name the extremist group, or called their behavior…

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