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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

If the president is concerned about violence on the left, he can start by fighting the white supremacist movements whose growth has fueled its rise.
Source: Joshua Roberts / Reuters

In his Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump talked at length about what he called “the alt left.” White supremacists, he claimed, weren’t the only people in Charlottesville last weekend that deserved condemnation. “You had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” he declared. “Nobody wants to say that.”

I can say with great confidence that Trump’s final sentence is untrue. I can do so because the September issue of contains an essay of mine entitled “,” which discusses the very phenomenon that Trump

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