On CNN, Trump supporter downplays Nazi violence in Charlottesville because no one got shot by white supremacists

On CNN, Trump supporter downplays Nazi violence in Charlottesville because no one got shot by white supremacists

Darrell Scott: "How many people were shot by a white supremacist? How many guns went off? How much gun fired did we hear? I don't think we heard any."

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From the September 14 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360:

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VAN JONES: Here's what I saw. You had people who were Nazis, who were armed, who were going with torches into a city. I think if Nazis marched into your neighborhood, marched on your house, and you came out with a side arm and said, "Hey, get away from here, you're a Nazi, you've got weapons, you've got torches, back up," I don't think anybody would call you violent. I think people would say you are correct to try to protect yourself from Nazis. Do you think that people don't have a right to defend themselves against Nazis? I just don't understand what you're saying.

DARRELL SCOTT: If I heard that the Nazis were marching across town and I armed myself and went across town to prevent their march, then I have evil intent. Go walking across my grass -- walking across my grass is one thing --

GLORIA BORGER: Oh really? Really? Wouldn't that be self-defense?

SCOTT: How is it self defense if I come to you? And you don't come to me?

BORGER: Well, I have a question. If Nazis, we have seen this --

SCOTT: How many gun shots went off at that meeting? How many -- how many people got shot by a white supremacist?

JONES: Well, somebody -- a woman was murdered. Wait, hold on a second --

SCOTT: How many people were shot by a white supremacist? How many guns went off? How much gun fired did we hear? I don't think we heard any.

JONES: I'm confused. Reverend, reverend --

SCOTT: One person was run over by a car, you're absolutely right and that was horrible.

JONES: But reverend -- but reverend --

SCOTT: If that's the case, then anybody that drove up there went with a weapon then.

Related:

New York Times: As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police ‘Never Moved’

Previously:

On MSNBC, member of Trump's diversity coalition says "the left-wing media and white supremacists have a synergistic relationship. They feed off of each other."

How Donald Trump emboldened Charlottesville white supremacists

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