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Watch: Trump Again Says ‘There’s Blame on Both Sides’ – ‘What About the Alt-Left?’



‘I Think There’s Blame on Both Sides and I Have No Doubt About It’

President Donald Trump has just reverted back to his “on many sides” remarks from Saturday. In a press event Tuesday afternoon, barely more than 24 hours after he finally denounced white supremacists by name, Trump once again blamed “both sides” for the white supremacist violence and murder in Charlottesville. 

“What about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right,” Trump asked reporters when asked about his remarks on Saturday’s violence.

“What about the fact that they came charging?” he asked. “Do they have any problem? I think they do.”

He insisted there is “blame on both sides” and accused the media of refusing to report it accurately.

“I’m not finished fake news,” he accused at one point.

“You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said, cementing his “both sides” argument.

“I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it,” Trump said. 

“George Washington was a slave owner,” Trump said. “What about Thomas Jefferson – you like him?”

“You’re changing history, you’re changing culture,” Trump said.

“There were people in that rally,” Trump said, “protesting very quietly, the taking down the statue of Robert E. Lee.”


UPDATE I: 4:35 PM –

MSNBC’s Kelly O’Donnell just said this photo was taken at the moment Trump lost it. This is his new Chief of Staff, arms folded, looking down, in disgust.

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‘Name Me One Thing’: Biden Blasts Republicans for Not Being ‘For’ Anything



During his press conference Wednesday afternoon President Joe Biden blasted the Republican Party, suggesting they stand for nothing.

“Think about this: What are Republicans for?” the President asked. “What are they for? Name me one thing they’re for.”

“And so, the problem here is, I think what I have to do,” Biden said, noting a change in tactics, “I have to make clear to the American people what we are for,” referring to his Democratic Party.

Republicans during the 2020 presidential election literally stood for nothing: they didn’t bother to craft a 2020 platform.

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Manchin Moves to Upstage Biden: Schedules Speech on Filibuster During Presidential Press Conference



U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is taking a page out of fellow pro-filibuster Democrat Krysten Sinema’s book: giving a Senate floor speech during a critical presidential event.

Senator Sinema chose to be MIA during President Joe Biden’s rare trip to Capitol Hill recently to meet with Senate Democrats to shake hands and twist arms to convince holdouts to support changes to the filibuster so they can pass his democracy-protecting agenda.

Senator Manchin has chosen to schedule a Senate floor speech on preserving the filibuster at 4:30 PM ET, smack-dab in the middle of President Biden’s rare press conference, this one taking a look at his first year in office.

News via HuffPost’s senior politics reporter Jennifer Bendery:

He’s not sitting with his own party.


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Watch Live: President Biden Holds Press Conference on His First Year in Office



President Joe Biden will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 4:00 PM ET, discussing his first year in office.

Many across the media are framing this as an opportunity for him to address his “failing” legislative and economic goals while never reporting that Republicans have done all they can to block it – including pushing a pro-COVID agenda.

You can watch live, below, via several different feeds. Most cable news channels are expected to carry the press conference live, and you can also watch online and on cable via C-SPAN.

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