Trump lashes out at press during Arizona rally

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Pres. Trump blamed the media on Tuesday night for the backlash to his response to violence in Charlottesville. (KTRK)

President Donald Trump lashed out at the press for its portrayal of his response to the deadly protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump says the "very dishonest media" mischaracterized his response to the protest organized by white supremacists.

And he's re-reading the statements he delivered on various days, insisting, "I did this three times."

Trump was criticized by Republican and Democrats alike for failing to call out neo-Nazis and other hate groups by name in his first response to the protest and then insisting there was blame on "both sides."

Trump is also repeating the message of unity he delivered Monday evening.

He says, "this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs that perpetrated hatred and violence."

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