Donald Trump Is Slammed for Defending His Comments on Charlottesville Riot

Donald Trump Is Slammed for Defending His Comments on Charlottesville Riot

During his speech at Arizona rally, POTUS lashes out at media for condemning his comments on Virginia, claiming that he 'openly called for healing unity and love' in the aftermath of the riot.
Donald Trump defended his responses to Charlottesville riot at his "Make America Great Again" rally in Arizona on Tuesday, August 22. In his speech, the President of the United States claimed the media had misrepresented him in regards to his comments on the violence in Virginia.

"What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America and tonight, this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs that perpetrated hatred and violence," he said. He claimed that he "openly called for healing unity and love" in the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville incident.

Omitting that in his first response he blamed "many sides" for the violence, he added, "I strongly condemn neo-Nazis, white Supremacists and the KKK." Trump also called out the "weak, weak people" allowing Confederate statues to be removed. "They're trying to take away our culture. They're trying to take away our history," he said.

Celebrities have since reacted to Trump's speech at the rally, slamming him for defending his Charlottesville responses. "He's sick. This speech is insane. He's insane," Josh Groban wrote.

Trump's nemesis Rosie O'Donnell couldn't miss the chance to blast him, posting, "trump u pathetic piece of human waste - god will never forgive u - neither will AMERICA - u lying sack of s**t - f**k u and ur paid crowd."

Jeffrey Wright said, "When you have to go on an 'I'm Not A Racist Tour,' @realDonaldTrump, you're a racist. #PhoenixRally."

Aubrey O'Day loathed Trump's speech as well, tweeting, "are y'all watching this trump rally? brah, trump is so f**kin racist is sickening."

I. Marlene King dubbed Trump "bat s**t crazy egomaniac" and said that she's "too sick 2 watch" his speech.

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