Theresa May on Trump comments: Far-right should always be condemned

British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayThe top political books of 2021 Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief defends Milley after Trump book criticism | Addresses critical race theory | Top general says Taliban has 'strategic momentum' in war Will Ocasio-Cortez challenge Biden or Harris in 2024? MORE delivered a full-throated rebuke of far-right groups on Wednesday, saying that other leaders should condemn such ideologies "wherever we hear them."

May's remarks amounted to an implicit swipe at President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE, who has faced mounting criticism over his comments this week equating white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups who rallied in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend with protesters opposing them. 

“I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them," May told reporters. "I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far-right views wherever we hear them.”

May also noted that the United Kingdom "has taken action to ban far-right groups."


The prime minister's comments came a day after Trump said in a defiant news conference that "alt-left" protesters were just as responsible for the breakout of violence in Charlottesville on Saturday as white nationalist demonstrators. 

One woman was killed amid the violence after a car allegedly driven by an Ohio man attending the white supremacist rally plowed through a crowd of counterprotesters.

The right-wing protests prompted intense criticism from both Democrats and Republicans but drew an equivocal response from Trump, who initially said that "many sides" were to blame for the violence.

A day after delivering a more measured condemnation of racism and hate groups on Monday, Trump revived his claim that "both sides" were responsible for the mayhem.