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West Michigan Congressmen reject President Trump's "both sides" argument


West Michigan Republican congressman are denouncing President Donald Trump for his remarks during a Tuesday news conference at Trump Tower for his reverting back to blaming "both sides" for the violence between white supremacists and counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Former U.S. Presidents, business executives and political leaders from the left and the right are condemning President Donald Trump for his return to blaming "both sides" for the Charlottesville violence. Cascade Township U.S. Representative Justin Amash responded to President Trump’s statement that “you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides” with this Tweet. "’Very fine people’ do not participate in rallies with groups chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans and displaying vile symbols of hate.”

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U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga, MI-2 (R-Zeeland)

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Zeeland posted on Facebook, “President Trump had the opportunity to clearly refute the ideology spread by groups such as the KKK and White Supremacists and failed to do so. This shouldn't be a tough decision. If an ideology promotes hate and targets individuals because of their race, religion, or gender it should be refuted.”

Patrick Center, WGVU News.

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.