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Rubio: Trump provided white supremacists with a win

Trump and the 'alt-left'

Andy Marlette | Pensacola News Journal

Trump and the 'alt-left'



Sen. Marco Rubio this evening pointendly criticized President Trump for not placing all blame on the white nationalists who provoked violence in Charlottesville.

"The organizers of events which inspired & led to #charlottesvilleterroristattack are 100% to blame for a number of reasons," Rubio began a series of tweets after Trump's remarks today in which he again said both sides of the conflict share in the blame.

Here is what followed:

-- They are adherents of an evil ideology which argues certain people are inferior because of race, ethnicity or nation of origin

-- When entire movement built on anger & hatred towards people different than you,it justifies & ultimately leads to violence against them

-- These groups today use SAME symbols & same arguments of #Nazi & #KKK, groups responsible for some of worst crimes against humanity ever 

-- Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain

-- The #WhiteSupremacy groups will see being assigned only 50% of blame as a win.We can not allow this old evil to be resurrected 

Rubio on Saturday also criticized Trump for not calling out the KKK and other white nationalist groups.

Sen. Bill Nelson also condemned Trump's comments today. "There is no defending white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK," he wrote on Twitter.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 6:30pm]


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