Cicilline Statement on Trump Press Conference

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PAWTUCKET - U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today after President Trump defended his claims that white supremacists alone were not responsible for last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia:

"This should be really simple. Nazis and white supremacists are to blame. Period. Full stop."

"But instead the President has once again created an unnecessary controversy that distracts from the important work we have to do on behalf of working families. Defending Nazis doesn't create jobs or raise wages or make America great again."

"The only thing President Trump achieved today was to embarrass the American people and offer comfort to the worst elements of our society."

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