Pence in Chile: 'I stand with the president' on Charlottesville

By REUTERS
August 16, 2017 20:58

US Vice President Mike Pence gave an indirect answer when a reporter asked his view of President Trump's controversial comments Tuesday about the deadly Charlottesville violence and who was at fault.




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While in Santiago, Chile, US Vice President Mike Pence gave an indirect answer when a reporter asked him about President Trump's controversial comments Tuesday about the Charlottesville violence.

"We're also praying that in America we will not allow the few to divide the many," Pence said. "The strength of the United States is always strongest when we are united."

Several leading members of Donald Trump's Republican Party and key ally Britain sharply rebuked the US president on Wednesday after he insisted that white nationalists and protesters opposed to them were both to blame for deadly violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

Trump's remarks on Tuesday, a more vehement reprisal of what had been widely seen as his inadequate initial response to Saturday's bloodshed around a white nationalist rally, reignited a storm of criticism and strained ties with his own party.


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