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.
initially addressed the violence during an unrelated event on
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