New Delhi: In a shocking move, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday supported the white supremacists in the controversial Charlottesville rally incident in which a woman was killed and 19 others were injured when a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters. Now the question has arisen that what would happen to the minority in the USA?
Trump said ‘both sides’ were at fault for the violence in Charlottesville. He has “no doubt” over his comments. Both left and right-wing extremists became violent at weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia.
Trump was facing political flack as he didn’t respond for long into the incident. Since Trump came into power, the incidents of white supremacy and suppressing black are constantly being come into light. It was observed that after the end of eight years long Barak Obama regime in January 2017, the issue of black versus white would further aggravate in America.
Trump said, “I think there’s blame on both sides. If you look at both sides — I think there’s blame on both sides. I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. And if you reported it accurately, you would say,” Trump told reporters at an impromptu news conference at Trump Towers in New York.
When a reporter asked his observation by saying that things started first by neo-Nazis groups, Trump replied that both sides are to be blamed. “Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves — and there were some very bad people in that group, but some very fine people were also there, on both sides. You had people in that group,” he said. “You had a lot of bad people in the other group as well,” he said, adding that a night before, the white supremacist groups took out a peaceful rally in Charlottesville. “There were people in that rally — and I looked the night before — if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E Lee. “I’m sure that group there were some bad ones. The following it looked like they had some rough, bad people– neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to callthem,” he said. “But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest –because I don’t know if you know, they had a permit. Other group didn’t have a permission. So I can just tell you that this is a case to two sides story.
(with input from PTI)