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Trump reverts to defending bigots, claims ‘a lot of people’ appreciated his Charlottesville remarks

During a press gaggle aboard Air Force One on Thursday, President Trump reverted to the widely-decried “both sides” language he used last month to equivocate between the white supremacists who gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia and those who showed up to protest them.

Speaking to reporters, Trump addressed a meeting he had Wednesday with the only black Republican in the Senate — Tim Scott (R-SC). Scott said that during the meeting, he questioned Trump’s “moral authority,” telling him, “The real picture has nothing to do with who’s on the other side… it has to do with the affirmation of hate groups who over three centuries in this country’s history have made it their mission to create upheaval in minority communities as the reason for their existence.” …

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