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Here's what both sides at Charlottesville have in common

Doc Thompson
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President Donald Trump made a statement after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted between white supremacists there to protest the removal of a Confederate statue and counter protesters -- resulting in the death of Heather Heyer.

The president initially said:

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides."

He later said, after learning more about the alleged driver who plowed his car into Heyer and 19 other people:

"Racism is evil — and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.

Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America. To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.”

Doc Thompson surmised on Monday's "The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson" that the president's statement called out both sides because Trump did not know at that time which side killed Heyer. Both sides were reported to have been armed, and police did not identify the driver until the day after the first statement.

People angry with Trump want him to let Antifa off the hook, Doc said, but we must continue to call out both sides' claims of victimization and propensity for violence.

"Nothing will satisfy the knuckleheads on either side," he said.

To see more from Doc, visit his channel onTheBlaze and listen live to “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” weekdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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