The Hill reports:
Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist, said Tuesday that he was “proud” of President Trump after he placed blame on both white supremacists and counterprotesters for inciting violence in Charlottesville, Va. “I’m proud of him for speaking the truth,” Spencer wrote on Twitter.
Trump faced bipartisan criticism in the wake of the demonstrations for not specifically condemning white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups and for instead and placing blame on “many sides.”
But in a heated news conference Tuesday, the president doubled down on his claim that counterdemonstrators at the white nationalist protest should share blame for the outbreak of violence in Charlottesville.
I’m proud of him for speaking the truth.
— Richard ☝🏻Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) August 15, 2017
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) August 15, 2017