It just takes 13 seconds, but President Donald Trump was proven correct – by the mainstream media, no less.
During their reporting Wednesday morning about Trump assigning some of the blame for the violence in Charlottesville to the “alt-left,” NBC replayed the now infamous clip.
Trump said that while he rejects white supremacists and Neo-Nazis, he said that the ANTIFA groups who were there also contributed to the violence.
“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right?” Trump asked a gaggle of president Tuesday evening. “Do they have any semblance of guilt?”
Shortly after Trump said that, there was a voiceover from an NBC reporter who admitted that both sides were itching for a fight at the “Unite The Right” rally.
“Police say both protesters and counter-protesters came to Charlottesville ready for a fight,” the reporter said.
Here’s the video:
Alt-right and white nationalist rallygoers are pointing fingers at the counterprotesters who showed up to denounce them. Anti-racist protesters – the ANTIFA – say “Unite the Right” rally participants were yelling racial epithets and provoking confrontation.
But both sides agree that one group didn’t do enough to prevent the violence as the crowds grew and tensions flared: the police.
Both Charlottesville Police and Virginia State Police stood on the sidelines Saturday as skirmishes erupted between white nationalists and members of Antifa, a broad movement of left-leaning groups. The two groups confronted each other in Emancipation Park with shields and pepper spray.
It wasn’t until police declared the rally an “unlawful assembly” and Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency that police ordered the gathering to break up and scattered the crowds throughout the city.
Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, was killed after a one of the alt-right members rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters.
H/T: The Daily Caller