Trump Again Defending His Comments About Charlottesville

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27 Apr 2019, 5:27 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/politics/charlottesville-donald-trump-joe-biden-robert-e-lee/index.html


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27 Apr 2019, 6:14 pm

His comments were specifically about those who attended the protest that day to defend Robert E Lee's statue and we all know he was referring to the young men carrying tikki torches shouting "white power" (not about faceless supporters of General Robert E Lee as he now claims)

Let's revisit his exact comments:

REPORTER asked: The neo-Nazis started this thing. They showed up in Charlottesville.

TRUMP replied: Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

In a court of law that's open and shut...he was trying to imply that among those carrying tikki torches there were "fine people" and he now claims he checked with his generals who claim RObert E Lee was a great general....it's an interesting way of passing the buck given many of those who volunteered to carry torches that day were serving in the military



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27 Apr 2019, 6:19 pm

If this article's from CNN, I'm not clicking.



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27 Apr 2019, 6:27 pm

Why is the source of the news a problem when even Fox news is saying exactly the same thing?
https://fox28spokane.com/trump-defends- ... -violence/



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27 Apr 2019, 7:17 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Why is the source of the news a problem when even Fox news is saying exactly the same thing?
https://fox28spokane.com/trump-defends- ... -violence/


CNN's known to blatantly lie and twist things, generally speaking. I wasn't referring to this specific issue.



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27 Apr 2019, 10:11 pm

CNN is definitely selling a lifestyle, but they don't lie. Same as Fox.



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27 Apr 2019, 11:51 pm

Dan82 wrote:
CNN is definitely selling a lifestyle, but they don't lie. Same as Fox.

They lie all the time. Anything besides factual truths is a lie


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28 Apr 2019, 12:02 am

and Fox news don't?



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28 Apr 2019, 11:54 am

CNN and Fox are both liars. They both have agendas to sell.

I don't watch either one.

I do find it funny that people are offended at Trump saying Lee was a great general. Lee's adversaries at the time thought the same. President Lincoln certainly thought so when he offered Lee command of the US Army. Lee refused, of course, choosing his home state of Virginia.


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28 Apr 2019, 2:03 pm

If only everybody else took the attitude of reconciliation that the actual people who tried to kill at each other took we would be in a much better place.

1913 50th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg reunion
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28 Apr 2019, 2:37 pm

cyberdad wrote:
and Fox news don't?


I'm sure Fox News is guilty of twisting facts to fit their agendas, but I don't think Fox News is as bad as CNN.



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28 Apr 2019, 2:47 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
If only everybody else took the attitude of reconciliation that the actual people who tried to kill at each other took we would be in a much better place.

1913 50th Anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg reunion
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Same thing happen after ww2. Mean if a guy can be friends with a German who manned a machine gun on Normandy and killed many of his friends and fellow soldiers then why can’t we all get along today?


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28 Apr 2019, 7:07 pm

This seems to be how it was viewed back in the 80's.



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28 Apr 2019, 11:24 pm

BaronHarkonnen85 wrote:
CNN and Fox are both liars. They both have agendas to sell.

I don't watch either one.

I do find it funny that people are offended at Trump saying Lee was a great general. Lee's adversaries at the time thought the same. President Lincoln certainly thought so when he offered Lee command of the US Army. Lee refused, of course, choosing his home state of Virginia.


I like generals that don't lose.



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29 Apr 2019, 12:36 am

Trump still denies that he supported the white nationalists at Charlottesville.

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I don't usually follow politics because of the divides it creates among people, but when it comes to that, I think of this:
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