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Charlottesville mayor lays partial blame for violence on President Trump

Charlottesville mayor lays partial blame for violence on President Trump

Charlottesville, Va., Mayor Michael Signer said President Trump shoulders some of the blame for Saturday's violent protests in that city by white nationalists that left one protester and two state troopers dead.

"Well, look at the campaign he ran," Signer told CNN's Jake Tapper when asked directly about if President Trump should take some of the blame.

"I mean, look at the intentional courting both on the one hand of all these white supremacists, white nationalist group like that, anti-Semitic groups.

Mayor Signer also tried to put yesterday's violent scenes – with the nation seeing many front-line videos made by protesters – into a historical context.

"Our democracy has been through a lot in the last century," Signer noted.

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