Donald Trump Misrepresented His Comments About Violence in Charlottesville at Rally

Type: Misleading StatementsAug 23 2017 Severity:
Targeted: The MediaAbout: Racism
Following an outbreak of violence between white nationalist protesters and counter protesters in Virginia City, Trump had made comments condemning "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides." Later, at a rally in Phoenix, he complained that the "Fake News Media" had misrepresented his comments. He read his comments to the crowd, but omitted the "on many sides" part of what he said, which suggested that the white supremacists and the counter protesters were equally to blame.

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