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How Charlottesville became the symbolic prize of the far right | Edward Helmore and Lois Beckett | World news | The Guardian

People at the Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia



“It’s the first president I’ve ever seen that wouldn’t just outright condemn. [He] said that there were many sides in the equation,” said Matthew Heimbach, the leader of the neo-Nazi Traditionalist Worker party, which he said had brought more than 100 people to Charlottesville to join the rally. Like other neo-Nazi and white nationalist leaders, Heimbach was an enthusiastic supporter of Trump during his campaign but has since said he feels betrayed and disappointed by how the president has actually governed.

“He’s not on our side,” Heimbach said of the president. However, he added: It’s interesting that Mr Trump had identified that the left is violent. Maybe he has a more nuanced position that most presidents previous to him.”

How Charlottesville became the symbolic prize of the far right | Edward Helmore and Lois Beckett | World news | The Guardian

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