On Tuesday, President Donald Trump doubled down on his initial statement regarding Saturday's attacks against counterprotesters at the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally that ended in one death and dozens of injuries.
"I think there's blame on both sides," Trump said at a press conference in Trump Tower. "I have no doubt about it, and you have no doubt about it either. And if you reported it accurately, you would say."
Within minutes of his remarks, Twitter went into full meltdown mode.
"How much longer are people going to put up with this shit?" IB Times' Alex Kotch tweeted.
"Trump just made it explicit: Racists and Nazis, I feel your pain," wrote Mother Jones' Washington bureau chief David Corn.
Check out some of the best reactions below.
EVERYONE: will you please just say nazis are bad TRUMP: well, let’s not jump to conclusions just yet— Ashley Feinberg (@Ashley Feinberg)1502827908.0
There is no moral difference--none--between government officials who greet Trump's words with silence and the men holding tiki torches.— Mark Harris (@Mark Harris)1502829631.0
Trump says he hasn't reached out yet to the family of the victim of the car murder in Va— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1502828411.0
Reporter just now to Trump: "Are you against the Confederacy." I'm sorry, I will never not be surprised that this question is being asked— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1502828126.0
So without the teleprompter, we now learn what Trump really thinks... and its scary. https://t.co/vrWS8paQXc— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1502829656.0
It's now Tuesday, and Pres. Trump is pushing "blame on both sides" for a second degree murder charge even harder than he did on Saturday.— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber)1502828306.0
"There's blame on both sides." Not really when one side is executing paramilitary maneuvers and killed someone https://t.co/SQI4sQ0JNz— Blake Montgomery (@Blake Montgomery)1502828305.0
Trump just gave Neo-Nazis his explicit approval to keep committing domestic terrorism. Watch for their positive reception of his message.— Izzy ✨ (@Izzy ✨)1502828948.0
Trump refuses to repudiate white nationalists/supremacists b/c THEY VOTED FOR HIM. Ppl waiting for Trump to do any different are dumb AF— Britni Danielle (@Britni Danielle)1502828978.0
my life is now divided into two parts: before and after that batshit insane trump press conference— David Mack (@David Mack)1502828917.0
Michael Steele: "I don't understand why this is so hard for him." It's not an issue of difficulty. Trump is saying what he believes.— David Corn (@David Corn)1502828760.0
Trump just told America there are good people on both sides... So he thinks there are good Nazis... I'm speechless.— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1502828693.0
Trump just revealing what the Republican Party has stood for since the southern strategy. He just took the mask off. Been 60 years of this— Marcus H. Johnson (@Marcus H. Johnson)1502828407.0
This is like a quintuple-down to the power of eighty. All of the subtext of Trump's Saturday statement has become explicit, enraged text.— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1502828382.0
This is boooooonkers. Trump just flat out SIDED WITH THE ALT RIGHT PROTESTERS AND ACCUSED THE COUNTER PROTESTERS OF BEING THE VIOLENT ONES.— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷))1502828178.0
So for those that missed it: Trump essentially walked back his full-throated condemnation of white nationalists and neo-Nazis— Mark Abadi (@Mark Abadi)1502828505.0
Trump just compared George Washington to Robert E Lee. I am speechless. What is wrong with him? He cannot be president of this country.— MRSBaubles (@MRSBaubles)1502828495.0
Throw away yesterday's statement. This is what Trump believes: people protesting with KKK, white nationalists & Nazis were "fine people."— David Corn (@David Corn)1502828477.0
Did trump just say it's okay to be a white supremacist as long as you have a permit? https://t.co/ATd0ijuJAg— Lisette Pylant (@Lisette Pylant)1502828449.0
.@realdonaldtrump John Kelly looks like he just figured out who he works for. #NaziPresident #NaziPOTUS https://t.co/p7L4Eqoq6j— 🇺🇲 🆘️ bacon🥓bacon🥓bacon 🇺🇲 🌊 (@🇺🇲 🆘️ bacon🥓bacon🥓bacon 🇺🇲 🌊)1502829069.0