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White supremacists cheer Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

Original story at thinkprogress.org• 67 mentions • 2 months ago

In response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump pointedly refused to condemn the perpetrators, saying that blame for the violence comes from “many sides.” At least one person has died and many others are injured. Even some traditional allies of Trump, like Senator Cory Gardner, have condemned Trump’s silence. But one group of people were thrilled with Trump’s comments: the white supremacists themselves. The popular white supremacist site Daily Stormer called Trump’s remarks “really good,” noting that he “didn’t attack us.” They were also pleased he ignored a question about white supremacists after making his statement.