Donald Trump Just Tried to Explain His 'Good People on Both Sides' Comments After Charlottesville and People Aren't Buying It
President Donald Trump's reaction to the violence and murder in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017 continues to dog him. It was even cited by former Vice President Joe Biden as a catalyst for his return to speak out in condemnation and to return to public life.
In the wake of the Unite the Right rally—supported and attended by White supremacist and White nationalist organizations—President Trump initially placed blame for the outbreak of violence and the murder of Heather Heyer on "both sides." Trump went on to claim there were "very fine people" among the White supremacists and nationalists.