Mainstream Media Complain: Trump’s Condemnation of Charlottesville Racist Groups Not Good Enough

Breitbart | 8/14/2017 | Staff
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President Donald Trump responded to two days’ worth of criticism on Monday by criticizing the white supremacist groups involved in the Charlottesville violence on Saturday explicitly in a statement from the White House.

But Trump’s condemnation did not satisfy the mainstream media, some of whom rushed to criticize Trump for not delivering that explicit condemnation as quickly or as passionately as they believe he ought to have done.

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Trump said: “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”

CNN’s Jim Acosta, who was present, shouted a question at the president after he finished his statement: “Do you regret not mentioning the white supremacists on Saturday?” He later took to Twitter to complain that Trump had not answered questions.

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Acosta’s CNN colleague, political director David Chalian, said that Trump’s statement may have satisfied his Republican supporters, but not the rest of America: “I don’t think it erases the question of why was this not the initial instinct on Saturday.”

NBC’s Katy Tur, who regularly reads from a teleprompter as an anchor for the left-wing MSNBC network, attacked Trump for reading from prepared remarks:

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