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David Duke Praises Trump’s Defense of Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

Donald Trump in New York City on Tuesday.

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Donald Trump just delivered a shocking press conference in which he said that the alt-right rally last Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia, (in which torch-carrying protesters chanted the white supremacist motto “blood and soil” and shouted “Jews will not replace us”) involved “some very fine people”; he then accused anti-racist counter-protesters of being just as culpable as white supremacists in Saturday’s events, during which a counter-protester was killed, apparently intentionally, by a white supremacist driving a car. Infamous white pride creep David Duke immediately applauded Trump’s statement:

Not much to say about that other than: So, this is where we are right now.