Newswire: Trump invites us all to consider the “many sides” of racist, deadly violence
President Donald Trump showed a rare burst of philosophical equanimity today, inviting Americans everywhere to consider both sides of the problems currently plaguing our country. Liberals and conservatives. Racists and non-racists. People standing in the street, and those who choose to accelerate into them in their car, killing at least one.
Trump—who was supposed to just be signing a Veteran Affairs bill today—opened a press conference this afternoon with comments on the violence currently happening in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a white supremacist rally was declared illegal by local police. The most notable incident so far—captured from multiple angles in video circulating on Twitter—shows a driver intentionally plowing his car into a crowd of pedestrians. The city’s mayor, Mike Singer, has stated that at least one person was killed in the attack.