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CNN: Gillespie ‘Has Yet to Directly Criticize Trump’s Response’
6 Days Later, Gillespie Still Silent on Trump’s Defense of White Supremacists
Six days after President Trump blamed ‘both sides’ in Charlottesville, Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is still silent on the President’s response. While Republicans from Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) to Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) have directly criticized Trump’s response, Gillespie will not.
As CNN reported today:
“Gillespie has still yet to directly criticize Trump’s response to the Charlottesville rally. After the President’s controversial press conference on Tuesday where he doubled down on his belief that there were bad actors on “both sides” of the protests, Gillespie sent out another tweet condemning white supremacists, but did not mention Trump.
“Gillespie was scheduled to hold a fundraiser with Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday, but the Vice President abruptly pulled out of the event in order to provide flexibility in his schedule in case the President needs his help after a high-level meeting that will take place Friday at Camp David.