Kamala Harris Criticizes Trump’s ‘Many Sides’ Statement On Charlottesville

Senator Kamala Harris has condemned President Donald Trump for his apathetic condemnation of the violence occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In a statement in reaction to the fatal violence, Trump said on Saturday, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides ― on many sides,” per The Grio.

Still, many people are infuriated that Trump is placing blame on “many sides” instead of criticizing the cause of the issue, which are the neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

Harris expressed her disappointment through social media by saying “And as the country grappled with this tragedy, we were told that ‘many sides’ should be condemned. Many sides,” Harris stated in a Facebook post Sunday. “I often advocate that we look at many sides of an issue, walk in someone else’s shoes and identify and reject false choices. But there are not ‘many sides’ to this.”

Trump’s clear inability to undeviatingly denounce the violence created white supremacists in Virginia has caused disgust, disappointment, and outrage across the nation.

His aversion to impugn white supremacy is also discordant with the increased numbers of political officials, including members of the Trump administration, who have outwardly spoken out against these despicable acts.

According to The Huffington Post, Harris did say that there is “still hope.”

“There is hope to be found. The truth is that the vast majority of Americans are good, fair and just and they want their country to reflect those ideals,” she stated “And the fact that yesterday’s explicit hate was met with near-universal condemnation affirms my belief in our capacity to overcome evil.”

 – Contributed by Amaya Starkey

WHUR Contributor


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