Fallout is continuing over President Trump’s heated press conference over the violence in Charlottesville in which he said,
“I think there's blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it. And you don't have any doubt about it either."
But, Vice President Mike Pence is speaking out while meeting with Chile’s president.
When asked in part, "Do you agree with the president that there were good people among the white supremacist protesters..." after a considerable pause, Pence responded.
He said, "What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy and the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I. I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation on Sunday night in Colombia and I stand with the president and I stand by those words."
Pence adding “our hearts are in Charlottesville” and that his family is praying for Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when a car plowed into rally protesters.
Pence’s words of support come just hours after Trump’s decision to axe both of his business advisory councils amid resignations from CEOs due to his response to the violence.
Republicans and Democrats alike have roundly criticized Trump. CNN reporting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was “upset.”
During his contentious press conference Trump insisted there “very fine people on both sides” at the rally and that the supposed “alt-left” charged “with clubs in their hands.”
In response, former KKK grand wizard David Duke tweeted his thanks for the “courage to tell the truth.”