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Trump country doesn't blame POTUS after Charlottesville

Chris O'Meara / AP

10 AP reporters put together a package of Trump-supporter voices from around the country.

  • "They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump's loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself."
  • "Republican leaders dance around Trump remarks," by AP's Steve Peoples and Tom Beaumont: "One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists. Yet few mentioned the president."
  • "Few top Republican officeholders defended the president in the midst of an escalating political crisis. Yet they are unwilling to declare all-out war against Trump and risk alienating his loyalists."