Posted by on April 26, 2019 10:28 pm
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CNN anchor Anderson Cooper opened his broadcast Friday night by accusing President Trump of gaslighting the public on Charlottesville after the president doubled-down on his defense of white supremacists by claiming that some of those who attended the Unite the Rally two summers ago were just protesting the taking down of a monument.

Speaking to reporters a day after former Vice President Joe Biden used Trump’s “very fine people” equivocation in his presidential campaign announcement, the president said he was referring to supporters of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the time and “if you look at what I said, you will see that question was answered perfectly.”

Noting that it “doesn’t take much to bait President Trump” to self-destruct and revisit one of the lowest points of his presidency, Cooper pointed out that the rally wasn’t just about confederate statues but was instead a gathering of neo-Nazis and white nationalists, and was billed as such.

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