NBC News reports:
Vice President Mike Pence accused the news media on Sunday of being more concerned with attacking President Donald Trump’s response to the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, than on condemning the violence itself.
On his arrival here on a weeklong tour of Latin America, Pence singled out “white supremacists” for the attack at a “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday, telling NBC News: “We will not tolerate hatred and violence of groups like white supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis. These extremist fringe groups have no place in the American debate.”
Pence said Sunday that Trump “stated clearly that he condemns hate and violence in all of its forms.” Pence said he took issue with “the fact that many in the media are spending more time criticizing how the president addressed the issue yesterday.”
“Many in the media spent an awful lot of time focusing on what the president said and criticisms of what the president said instead of criticizing those who brought that hatred and violence to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia,” Pence said.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 14, 2017
'NO TOLERANCE FOR HATE AND VIOLENCE': Vice President Mike Pence slams the hate groups behind the violence in Charlottesville. pic.twitter.com/F8Hb4z6VSl
— ABC World News Now (@abcWNN) August 14, 2017
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 14, 2017