Charlottesville, Virginia - Most of the right wing protesters and marchers who showed up in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 to attend a "Unite the Right" rally, were actually more interested in preserving antibellum sculptures and paintings than promoting white nationalism, according to President Trump.
"That's why I called some of them very good people, they were just there to try and save, admire and appreciate the valuable artwork in Charlottesville, and were in no way connected to the few people who were described by the fake news as racists. The people who think I was talking about white nationalists as good people are just trying to destroy my presidency," said Trump.
"Some of their art appreciation activities occurred at night, that is why they needed the tiki torches," added the president.
Trump's explanation was echoed by his supporter media outlets like Breitbart, Wall Street Journal, Fox News and Daily Wire. "This is just another effort by the fake news to smear the President," said one supporter.