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Trump Jr. defends dad's 'both sides' Charlottesville stance, blames criticism on universities, media

Trump Jr. defends dad's 'both sides' Charlottesville stance, blames criticism on universities, media

Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday stood by his father's declarations that "both sides" were to blame after August's racially driven violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a white supremacist drove into a crowd, leaving a counter-protester dead.

President Donald Trump's eldest son said his father was criticized only because of an "atmosphere of hatred" on the left that the younger Trump blamed on liberal university campuses and traditional media.

"He condemned ... the white nationalists and the left-wingers," Trump Jr. said during the annual fundraising gala for Faulkner University, a private Christian university in Alabama. "That should...

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