Fox News’s host Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his “disgusting” press conference in which he again blamed “both sides” for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier.
“It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened,” said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.”
“It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life — what I just watched.”
The Specialists co-host also went after Trump for saying that some protesters within the self-described pro-white crowd were not bad people, reasoning that some were there to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
“It shouldn’t be some kind of bold statement to say, ‘Yes, a gathering full of white supremacist Nazis doesn’t have good people in it.’ Those are all bad people, period. And the fact that is controversial makes me — I don’t know if I should laugh or — I have too much eye makeup on to start crying right now. It is disgusting,” Timpf continued.
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— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) August 15, 2017
White nationalist groups descended on Charlottesville on Friday night, with dozens carrying Tiki torches and chanting racist slogans marching, and then surrounding a statue of Thomas Jefferson.
On Saturday, a “United the Right” rally was canceled after violence broke up between neo-Nazi and other racist groups and counter protesters. A white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of people, killing a woman and injuring another 19 people.
Trump has teetered back and forth from first blaming “many sides” for their role in the violence on Saturday, to an insincere condemnation of the hate groups on Monday, and then back again to blaming “both sides” on Tuesday.
Trump’s recent press conference will likely add further fuel to the fire for critics who say Trump is failing to condemn racism because he doesn’t want to lose extremist followers within his base.
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