'None of You Minded?': Trump Voters on CNN Panel Support His Charlottesville Response
A panel of President Trump's voters unanimously told CNN this week that they did not see an issue with his response to the Charlottesville riots.
Host Alisyn Camerota asked for a show of hands on the question of, "How many of you were troubled by the president’s response to the violence in Charlottesville?"
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Not one of the three women or three men on the panel raised their hand.
"None of you minded?" Camerota responded with a bit of surprise.
"I didn't see anything wrong with it," one man said, arguing it was "reality" that there were problems on both sides at the Virginia rally, which started off as a white supremacist gathering to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Videos from the rally showed men carrying Tiki torches while shouting Nazi slogans.
The white supremacist groups were met in the streets by counter-protesters on Aug. 12. The clashes turned deadly when a neo-Nazi supporter drove his car into a crowd, killing a peaceful female protester.
Camerota argued that Trump's responses seemed to equate white supremacists with those who protest that type of racial hatred.
The man responded that it's "ridiculous to have me choose between Hitler and Stalin," referring to violent left-wing Antifa protesters.
"They're both the same evil," he said.
An African-American woman faulted police for failing to protect the protesters, defending Trump's claim that it wasn't only white supremacists who were protesting the statue removal.
Watch the clip and Trump's response to the coverage above.