"They didn't put themselves down as neo-Nazis", Trump said.
And that is when Trump had to change his statement.
Instead of drawing the line at questions about Charlottesville, he stoked the fire, adding: 'What about the alt-left that came charging at the alt-right. Her comments came shortly after Trump voiced support for those in Virginia seeking to maintain the monument to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that.
President Trump has doubled down on his beliefs that both sides were to blame for the violence last weekend at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Heather Heyer, 32, was killed in Charlottesville on Saturday when a suspected white nationalist drove his vehicle into a crowd protesting the far-right march. He just can't forget his election trouncing.
Many have criticized Trump's response to Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally, which was attended by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, and turned deadly after a vehicle plowed into counterprotesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others.
From business leaders to lawmakers an avalanche of people criticized President Donald Trump's claim that both sides were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mr Trump has said he would "love" to go home to Trump Tower more often but it is "very disruptive to do".
Trump's new chief of staff John Kelly was one of the White House personnel who were standing behind Trump, by their presence they were endorsing his blatant racism. Flake, a Republican who has stepped up his criticism of Trump in recent weeks and also sounded off about Charlottesville on Twitter. He said Trump "failed the presidential test of moral leadership".
The president on Thursday also rapped Arizona Sen.