'It's impossible for supporters to not know what Donald Trump is' - JK Rowling leads condemnation

'It's now impossible for any supporter to not know what he is' - J.K Rowling leads Twitter condemnation of Donald Trump

The US President shocked many with his press conference in NYC on Tuesday

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

JK Rowling and a host of other celebrities have condemned Donald Trump over his press conference on Tuesday. 

The US President defended his reaction to the incident in Charlottesville, where one woman died after a car was rammed into crowds protesting a far-right rally, in blustering, combative style at Trump Tower in New York City. 

Trump appeared to backtrack on his previous condemnation of white supremacy and Neo-Nazis and once again insisted both sides are to blame for the events in Virginia. 

While he blasted the alleged perpetrator of the attack, he also attacked the "violent alt-left" who "came charging" at the alt-right in Charlottesville.

While the remarks were met with support by some - notably David Duke, a former KKK leader - they have been widely condemned, not only by key political figures, but by celebrities and members of the general public. 

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