Trump said “many sides” led to the violence at the rally, which left three people dead.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017
Other GOP senators joined in criticizing Trump for not mentioning white supremacists in his condemnation of violence that broke out at the rally. A car plowed into a group of counter-protestors at the event, leaving 20 injured and three dead.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said at a press conference from his golf club in New Jersey.
GOP Sens. Cory Gardner (Va.) and Orrin Hatchet (Utah) also hit at Trump for refusing to condemn the supremacists, with Hatch saying his brother “didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”
( It wasn’t WHITE nationalists. It was people protecting a piece of our history.
Our president has shown many times how he is unfit for office, but today he went a step further and completely cowered to white supremacy groups after someone was murdered. He is a disgusting human being. )