- REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Donald Trump railed against the media on Monday, hours after he delivered his latest remarks on the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, suggesting reporters “will never be satisfied” with the way he responded to the violence.
Trump initially addressed the violence during an unrelated event on Saturday.
Republicans and Democrats immediately criticized Trump for attempting to lay blame “on many sides,” while initially choosing not to call out white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members specifically – a move that the White House attempted to justify in a series of anonymous statements.
However, it wasn’t until Monday, two days after Trump’s original statement, that he denounced white supremacy in a new statement, saying “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs – including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists.”
Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017