Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway joined Fox News’s “Special Report” Monday evening to discuss Donald Trump’s comments on the violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
“It’s like we’re living in an alternate reality here,” Hemingway said of the news coverage surrounding the Trump’s comments on Saturday. “People are not not listening to what Donald Trump actually said on Saturday and they’re not reading the actual full comments that he gave — where he was explicitly denouncing bigotry and violence, where he called on people to come together. ”
“And the fact is, there actually is a violence problem on both the left and the right,” Hemingway said. “In recent years Americans have seen violent protests everywhere from Portland, Berkeley, Ferguson, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Brooklyn, Baltimore. All throughout the country people have experienced these violent protests.”
“There was an assassination attempt against Republicans by a totally mainstream, progressive, leftist activist,” she continued. “There is a problem on all sides and people need to come together to denounce all of those things and not tar all of the Democratic Party as being part of the leftists violence and not tar the entire Republican Party as part of the rightist violence.”