- Associated Press - Thursday, August 17, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says President Donald Trump was “misguided” for blaming both white supremacists and anti-fascist protesters for the deadly weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Burr told WXII-TV he thinks “the president’s misguided in his last statements” and that he wishes the commander in chief of the country’s armed forces “would find a way to be a little more diplomatic in the choice of words that he uses.”

Burr’s comments make him one of only a handful of Republicans to criticize Trump specifically.

Burr says he thinks Americans should not have to tolerate white supremacists or any group which tries to foster domestic conflict.

Burr heads the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in last year’s election.



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Information from: WXII-TV, https://www.wxii12.com

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