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Prominent U.S. Religious Conservatives Defend Trump after Charlottesville

posted on August 21, 2017

Reuters’ Doina Chiacu and Sarah N. Lynch report that Jerry Falwell Jr. and Mike Huckabee on Sunday defended Donald Trump “after he was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for last weekend’s violence at a Virginia rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.” They write, “The responses reflect a balancing act by conservative Christians as they try to square the images that emerged from the Virginia city of Charlottesville last weekend – torch-carrying white supremacists and neo-Nazis toting swastika flags – with support for a president that failed to condemn them roundly and immediately.”

Read at Reuters