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Total eclipse of the facts: Twitterati on Trump

Trump had blamed the violence in Charlottesville on both white supremacists and counter-protesters. At Phoenix, he defended his response. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Web Team Delhi, India Aug 23, 2017, 06.42 AM (IST)

The Twitterati thought Trump lied on Wednesday. 

On Tuesday evening (Wednesday morning here in India) at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville.

A rally had been organised by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. 

A woman was killed after counter-protesters clashed with the white supremacists and neo-Nazis. 

Trump was widely panned after he blamed the violence on both sides. 

At Phoenix though, he blamed the media for not reporting the whole truth. 

This is what he said in Phoenix:

They don't report the facts. Just like they don't want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry and violence.
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This is what he said on August 12 after Charlottesville: 

But we're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va ... We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides.
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The media was quick to jump on the fact that Trump completely omitted having blamed "many, many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville. 

Also Read: Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence at Arizona rally

While the Twitterati swamped their feeds with what they think of Trump's crucial omission: 

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