Virginia Democrat: Why is Trump 'unwilling' to call out white supremacy?

 Virginia Democrat: Why is Trump 'unwilling' to call out white supremacy?
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Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick Election Countdown: Latest on the 2018 Senate money race | Red-state Dems feeling the heat over Kavanaugh | Dem doubts about Warren | Ocasio-Cortez to visit Capitol Hill | Why Puerto Ricans in Florida could swing Senate race Green Day's 'American Idiot' climbs UK charts ahead of Trump visit MORE (D-Va.) called out President Trump on Sunday for being "unwilling" to call out and repudiate white supremacists and neo-Nazis by name.

"What the president did this week was suggesting there was some moral equivalence in Charlottesville. And that is outrageous," Kaine told host John Dickerson on CBS's "Face The Nation."

Charlottesville, Va. faced an outbreak of violence following a rally last Saturday opposing the removal of a Confederate statue.

The former vice presidential candidate attacked Trump for his comments on Tuesday in which he doubled down on initial remarks blaming the violence that left one dead and dozens injured on "many sides" rather than on the rally's organizers.

Trump has denied suggesting moral equivalence between hate groups and counterprotesters.

Kaine went on to mention other acts of terrorism that Trump had responded to, and questioned why this situation was different for the president.

"The president didn't have a hard time when a Somali young man drove a car into a crowd in — at Ohio State in December. He called it an act of terrorism, which it was. When somebody drove a car into a crowd in Barcelona this week, he jumped on it immediately. It was an act of terrorism," Kaine said. 

"But when this white supremacist drives a car into a crowd of people killing Heather Heyer and injuring scores more and the president says, 'There's fine people on both sides,' or, 'There's violence on both sides,'" Kaine added.

"Why is he so confused and unclear and unwilling to call out the violent white supremacy that was on such gruesome display in my home state?" he asked.

"When there are people marching through the streets of Charlottesville chanting 'blood and soil' from Hitler rallies or 'Jews will not replace us,' you can't be polite and kind about that behavior or certainly about murder or violence," added Kaine. "You have to condemn it."

Trump took harsh criticism from members of both parties this week after remarks in which he suggested there were "very fine people" on "both sides" of the Charlottesville issue.

“You had a lot of people in that group who were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest,” Trump said Tuesday. “I don't know if you know. They had a permit. The other group didn't have a permit. So I only tell you this: There are two sides to a story.”