PHOENIX — President Trump called Tuesday for an end to the racial divisiveness roiling the country and blasted the news media for misreporting his reaction to the deadly violence at a white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“It’s time for all of us to remember that we are all on the same team. We are all Americans and we all believe right now in America first. And it is happening and it is happening fast,” Mr. Trump said at a campaign-style rally.
The president, who has suffered ongoing criticism of his response to Charlottesville and been blamed for stoking racial tensions, said the “dishonest media” was misreporting his response and trying to tar his administration with racial hatred.
Bet that hurt;)
Protester kicks tear gas back at cops who then shoot him in the dick with a riot weapon. pic.twitter.com/VfYkiztn4y
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) August 23, 2017