Jesse Watters and Juan Williams debated the merits of President Trump's latest response to the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

"I just don't understand why he felt the need to double down," Williams said of Trump's press conference. "Instead, he just dived back into this mess."

At the press conference, Trump denounced both the white nationalist and Antifa groups that engaged in the rioting, which killed two policemen and a bystander.

Watters said that violence, like that shown by both factions in Thomas Jefferson's hometown, is unacceptable.

"One is racist and hateful, and [the other is] a bunch of counter-protesters looking for trouble," Watters said.

"They came with guns, Jesse," Williams said of the white nationalists and KKK members.

Watters said that both KKK members and other unaffiliated observers wanted to see the town's Robert E. Lee statue stay in place.

"The white supremacists are despicable human beings that shouldn't exist in America," Watters said.

"But... there is a part of society that says you know what, if we're just going to bring down Confederate statues - that's the difference between that person and someone wearing a cloak."

"I don't know why you are feeling the need to defend Donald Trump or the alt-right," Williams said.

"Juan, I'm a Yankee, I don't care," the Philadelphia native responded.

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