MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace defended Antifa on Thursday afternoon, and referred to them as “good people” on “the side of angels.”
Wallace’s comments came in response to recent remarks from President Trump, who doubled-down on his “both sides” statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Va. between white nationalists and “anti-fascists.”
“I think, especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what’s going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that’s what I said,” Trump said on Thursday.
“Because of what’s happened since [Charlottesville] with Antifa, when you look at really what’s happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying, and people have actually written, ‘Gee, Trump may have a point.’ I said there’s some very bad people on the other side also,” he continued.
Wallace condemned Trump for the comment.
“There were really bad guys on the side of the KKK, and then there were good people opposing the KKK,” she said. “One of the people on the side of angels lost her life.”
The “side of angels” attacked peaceful demonstrators and law enforcement in Portland, Oregon just last weekend, which resulted in the injury of two police officers. (RELATED: ‘Second Officer Injured’ — Antifa Launch Smoke Bombs, Other Projectiles At Portland Police)