President Donald Trump fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. Trump said there was 'blame on both sides' for the violence, referring to anti racism counter-protesters as the 'alt-left.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
At a Tuesday news briefing outside Trump Tower in New York, President Donald Trump said the “alt-left” bore some blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday.
“You had a group on one side and you had a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and it was horrible, and it was a horrible thing to watch,” he said. “I think there’s blame on both sides.”
“What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right?” Trump asked when questioned about violence at the rally.
But what is the “alt-left”?
According to many experts, there is no such thing as the “alt-left” and the term is simply an attempt by those who subscribe to far-right ideology to shift attention and criticism back to their opponents.
In 2016, The Washington Post made a similar argument, saying “alt-left” is used as “a way to point out that there are also extremists on the left,” but said the term has been “coined by its opponents and doesn’t actually have any subscribers.”
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Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
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