CNN host Don Lemon explained Tuesday that Antifa members were in Charlottesville to fight fascism, and that “no organization is perfect.”
“To associate Antifa, which is an anti-fascist organization, closely with mainstream Democrats is a little bit of a stretch,” CNN’s White House correspondent, Abby Phillips said.
Their comments come after President Donald Trump said violence would ensue if the GOP lost in the midterm elections in November while speaking to evangelical leaders, according to CNN.
“It says it right in the name: Antifa, anti-fascism, which is what they were there fighting,” he said. (RELATED: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Accuses Trump Of Using Google’s Censorship To ‘Divide’)
“No organization is perfect, there was some violence. No one condones the violence. But there were different reasons for Antifa and for these Neo Nazis to be there. One, racist fascists, the other group fighting racist fascists. There’s a distinction there,” Lemon stated.