It was supposed to be a presser unveiling a new infrastructure proposal, but President Trump’s address yesterday derailed into an anti-leftmedia tirade, motivated obviously by the ire stoked in the one-sided coverage of the carnage in Charlottesville.
Responding to what has developed into a damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t trap by the media, Trump lambasted the press for being fixated on the white supremacists who instigated the riot over the weekend while ignoring the Antifa/BLM alliance that showed up with ‘clubs in their hands’.
For the deniers in the crowd, the Media Research Center calculated that in recent evening news broadcasts, fully 75% of air time was dedicated to the ‘problem of white supremacy’ and Neo-Nazism.
In the wake of the media feeding the leftist frenzy, extremists are now proposing to pull down monuments to anyone even loosely associated with the South, the Confederacy or slavery…including the Washington Monument.
‘Unhinged’ is a profound understatement.
Here’s more from Breitbart…
President Donald Trump blasted establishment and left-wing media on Tuesday afternoon for failing to report the facts on violent left-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
In the main lobby of Trump Tower in New York City, the president grew combative after a throng of reporters started shouting questions about why he “waited” to specifically condemn neo-Nazis and white nationalists.
“There was no way of making a correct statement that early,” he said, defending his first statement on Saturday before the facts were in. “Unlike you and unlike the media, before I make a statement, I like to know the facts.”
As reporters grew more agitated, Trump continued defending his decision and condemning the media for their one sided reporting.
Trump again denounced racist elements among the protesters, including people supporting the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white nationalists, but clarified that some of them did not identify with the most extreme elements in the crowd.
“I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups,” he said. “But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.”
Reporters demanded to know whether the driver of the car that injured counter-protesters and killed a woman in the crowd was a domestic terrorist.
“I think the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family and this country,” Trump replied. “The driver of the car is a murderer. What he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”
Trump also condemned what he called the “alt left” demonstrators that charged into the crowd of alt-right protesters without a protest permit.
“Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem?” he asked. “I think they do.”