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Racist extremists, not 'many sides,' brought terror to Charlottesville

Racist extremists, not 'many sides,' brought terror to Charlottesville

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.”

Now, was that so hard to say? Apparently for Donald Trump it was, at least in his initial statement about the deadly confrontation between right-wing groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday. The president read the statement above from a teleprompter on Monday, but those words had an emphasis that was distinctly different from his first official, partly improvised reaction. In that, he condemned "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.”

Exactly which were those...

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