Fox guest: Trump didn't call white supremacists at Charlottesville fine people because the context was "a protest about pro- and anti- statues"
Scott Adams: Charlottesville coverage was fake news because "it's been presented as if" he said "white supremacists were fine people in front of America... That clearly never happened."
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From the October 30 edition of Fox and Friends:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): What doesn't the political left understand about the president?
SCOTT ADAMS (CARTOONIST): They don't understand, first of all, when he criticizes the press he is talking about fake news. And I think people have thought past the sale. The question is, is the fake news so bad that it should be criticized by everybody including the president? And they've made us think past that to, a president shouldn't criticize the press.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Do you think there is fake news?
ADAMS: Clearly, clearly, yeah. I mean, my favorite example is Charlottesville, when there was a protest about pro- and anti-statues and the president said there were fine people on both sides. That was reported as he says there are fine people in the racist group, you know the white supremacists. That wasn't really the context. The context was pro-statue, anti-statue.
DOOCY: He probably could have been a little more clear with the language he used.
ADAMS: Absolutely could have been more clear, but the way it's been presented is as if a sitting president not only said that antifa was fine people, I'm sure he didn't say that, but that he also said that the white supremacists were fine people in front of America and thought it was a good idea. That clearly never happened.