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Left-leaning news sites are still hammering on Trump and his administration's response to Charlottesville, while right-wing sites focus on the destruction coming from the "alt-left" and other stories. President Trump might have promised to bring healing and unity, but his off-the-cuff speech about Charlottesville yesterday only seems to have driven division.


  1. Daily Beast: "'Clean up on aisle Trump': Aides Shocked by Latest Presser"
  2. HuffPost: "All the President's Men" featuring a photo of protestors bearing torches on Friday night
  3. ThinkProgress: "Fox News website features story glorifying running over liberal protestors with cars"
  4. Salon: "GOP Zealot Blames 'Hard Left'"
  5. MSNBC: "Maddow: Racism 'a persistent infection' in white American culture'"

Right Leaning:

  1. Daily Caller: "Sin of O-mission. EXCLUSIVE: Obama Never Told 21 States Russians Were Hacking Their Voting Systems"
  2. Breitbart: "Next on Liberals' List For Destruction: Confederate Carvings at Stone Mountain Memorial"
  3. The Washington Times: "Trump says 'alt-left' also to blame for Charlottesville violence, warns against eradicating statues"
  4. The Blaze: "Black Lives Matter: All Confederate symbols should be banned"
  5. Fox News: "'Entirely Correct' WH stands by Trump in blaming both sides for Charlottesville violence"

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