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Wild Trump Presser

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President Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower this afternoon where he took questions about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

The President made some controversial remarks during the press conference.

When referencing white nationalists:

“You had some very bad people in that group. You also had some very fine people on both sides"

-President Trump

When asked if he condemed the alt-right:

"What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, at the alt-right? Do they have any assemblage of guilt? What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do"

-President Trump

"Many of those people were there to protest the statue of Robert E. Lee. George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down -- excuse me. Are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him. Good. Are we going to take down his statue? He was a major slave owner”

-President Trump

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