ADL Reacts to President's Remarks Once Again Blaming Both Sides for Charlottesville Violence

New York, NY, September 15, 2017... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today reacted to remarks by President Donald Trump repeating that both sides were at fault for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last month. The president reiterated his position on Charlottesville following a meeting with Sen. Tim Scott, the lone African-American in the U.S. Senate.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO, issued the following statement:

"It is sad that the President seems not to have learned from his conversation with Senator Scott or from the unanimous vote from Congress condemning the neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville. If he is not going to provide the moral leadership the country needs on this issue, we are glad that leaders from both parties are stepping up and doing so."

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.