On ‘Radio Times’: President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville

 White nationalist demonstrators walk through town after their rally was declared illegal near Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

White nationalist demonstrators walk through town after their rally was declared illegal near Lee Park in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

In response to the violence in Charlottesville over the weekend, Radio Times talked about white supremacist groups and President Trump’s tepid condemnation with Pete Simi, a professor at Chapman University on Monday.  Simi, who studies extremist groups, explained that white nationalist groups have interpreted Trump’s reticence to condemn the far-right as a sign of support.

In Trump’s public statement on the Charlottesville violence, the President placed blame on both the white nationalist groups and the counter-protesters.  And while this comment has been highly criticized, some people have tried to equate Black Lives Matter to the KKK.  Marty asked Simi about that.

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