On the heels of Trump’s off the rails, impromptu press conference in which he failed to condemn the white supremacists and neo-Nazis at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, British Prime Minister Theresa May struck back at the embattled American President.
“I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them,” May said. “I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far-right views wherever we hear them.”
May’s remarks were a direct jab at Trump, who refused to condemn literal neo-Nazis at last weekend’s rally and even claimed that “both sides” were to blame, effectively equating the white supremacists with the counterprotestors who showed up to oppose them. The events of that day even left 32-year-old Heather Heyer dead after a car driven by a white supremacist plowed into a crowd of people.
While Trump has often found an ally in May, her full-throated rebuke of the President is only the latest in a long line of people to distance themselves from Trump’s abhorrent, vile remarks.