Liberal Media Confirms Trump’s Alt-Left Claims

  • 08/18/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Peter Raines
Reports from two of the most liberal media outlets validated President Donald Trump’s claim that far-left extremists were looking for a fight in Charlottesville as well.  
 
White supremacists and counter-protesters descended upon Charlottesville Saturday in response to a demonstration against the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Violence broke out immediately and turned the college town into a war zone.
 
At 1:45 p.m., James Alex Fields Jr. – a neo-Nazi, drove his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of demonstrators, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer. 
 
Trump initially denounced the violence on many sides. Facing mounting criticism, he delivered another statement, condemning the bigotry fueling the white nationalist movement.
 
It came too late for his opponents. Trump simultaneously angered white supremacists that viewed his equivocation as an endorsement.
 
All of that changed Tuesday.
 
At a press conference, Trump insisted, yet again, that leftists bore some responsibility for Saturday's mayhem.
 
With a few notable exceptions, many feel that Trump missed an opportunity to unequivocally repudiate racism. Several Republicans fired back at the president on Twitter in the aftermath of his heated exchange.
 
But NBC News’ Tom Costello acknowledged Antifa counter-protesters came to Charlottesville wielding baseball bats and pepper spray. BBC journalist Joel Gunter reported both sides deserved blame for the violence. Gunter added that most counter-protesters were not zealots but locals who hated the idea of seeing a racist mob march down their streets.
 
Antifa continues to receive glowing coverage from most reporters. The truth remains complicated. Leftists have ramped up their campaign of intimidation and violence against conservatives since Election Day. However, in Charlottesville, the alt-left did not kill anyone. A neo-Nazi with a history of schizophrenia did. 
 Source: AAN
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