Montgomery County Candidates Criticize Donald Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Protest (VIDEO)

Following President Donald Trump’s recent statement on a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one woman dead and dozens injured, a few Democratic candidates running for the Montgomery County Council and a candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates, held a news conference early Wednesday to denounce Trump’s statement.

During a news conference with reporters held in New York City earlier this week, Trump answered questions about Charlottesville and his response to the rally.

“You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he said.

Disappointed by his statement and “inability to call out white supremacy,” Montgomery County Council At-large candidates Brandy Brooks, Hoan Dang, Danielle Meitiv, and Chris Wilhelm joined District 20 Delegate candidate, Lorig Charkoudian, to criticize the president’s statement.

View the full news conference below:

Below is Wilhem’s response to Trump’s statement:

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at MHicks@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter @mittimegan.

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