Anne Frank Center says Donald Trump is an 'accomplice to domestic terrorism'

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President Donald Trump has been accused of supporting white supremacist groups. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump has been accused of supporting white supremacist groups. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Donald Trump has been accused of being an ‘accomplice to domestic terrorism’ by the Anne Frank Center, after he unleashed an unscripted tirade about the violent clashes in Charlottesville.

During a press conference called to discuss infrastructure in America, the President said that ‘there is blame on both sides’ for the violence between anti-fascists and neo-Nazis, which led to the deaths of three people.

At one point, the President appeared to defend the neo-Nazi protest, which was called to rally against the proposed removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E.Lee.

‘This week, it is Robert E Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson. Is it George Washington next? You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?’ he said.

Now, he has been accused of facilitating domestic terrorism and aiding white supremacy in an incendiary string of tweets posted by the Anne Frank Center.

‘Dear @Twitter corporate: He is an accomplice to domestic terrorism. If you can’t end @POTUS account, at least end @realDonaldTrump account’, the institute wrote on Twitter.

‘The Greatest Generation did not protect America to see Steve Bannon in the White House and Nazis on American streets enabled by @POTUS’, they added in a follow up tweet.

The extraordinary press conference outburst effectively wiped away The President’s previous statements condemning the KKK, neo-Nazi and white supremacist participants.

His retorts on Tuesday suggested he had been a reluctant participant in that clean-up effort.

A senior White House adviser told NBC News that Mr Trump’s team “was stunned” as he went off script during a heated exchange with reporters.

The latest controversy has been met with widespread condemnation from Democrats as well as Trump’s own party.

His words were met with praise from leading far-right figures including former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke.

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