Sanders: Trump not condemning Nazis is worse than Charlottesville rally

Sanders: Trump not condemning Nazis is worse than Charlottesville rally
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Trump decision on Korea summit coming 'next week' | China disinvited from major naval exercise | Senate sends VA reform bill to Trump Senate sends major VA reform bill to Trump's desk What's wrong with the Democratic Party? Just look at California MORE (I-Vt.) slammed President Trump over his comments last week blaming both sides for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying his remarks were “worse” than the rally itself.

"What we saw last week with Nazis and anti-Semites marching in Virginia was upsetting to all of us. The word that kept coming up was 'scary,’ ” Sanders said, according to Detroit Free Press. “But what was even worse — what we’ve never seen before — is a president who could not condemn Nazism in the strongest possible words.”

"400,000 Americans died and many more were injured fighting against Hitler, and we have a president who’s equivocal,” he continued. “No, there are no nice Nazis."

Sanders has ripped Trump over his comments on Charlottesville before, calling him "embarrassing [to] our country and the millions of Americans who fought and died to defeat Nazism.”

Trump said that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at the white supremacist rally. A woman was killed and more than a dozen others injured when a car was driven into a crowd of counterprotestors at the rally.

“What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say, the alt-right?” Trump said. “Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day.”