The vast majority of America was shocked and outraged when President Trump attributed the violence at yesterday’s alt-right march in Charlottesville, Virginia to “many sides”, rather than the white supremacists who initiated the rally.

Now Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) has placed the blame squarely where it belongs, on Trump himself.

In a series of tweets, Rep. Waters blamed the environment that led to yesterday’s tragic events on Trump’s campaign rhetoric and his inclusion of white nationalists on his White House staff, calling it the “White Supremacists’ House”.

Trump defined himself during campaign. He encouraged violence against protesters at rallies. We should not be surprised. #Charlottesviille

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

Don't forget, Trump offered to pay legal fees for those who attacked protesters at his rallies. Will he be making that same offer now?

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

Trump claimed he didn't know D. Duke, but Duke said white supremacist rally was done to fulfill Trump's promises. Do you know him now,Trump?

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

Trump has made it clear – w/ Bannon & Gorka in the WH, & the Klan in the streets, it is now the White Supremacists' House. #Charlottesviille

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists & terrorists who showed up in Charlottesville. Is he sending a signal? Everyone must be careful.

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

No, Trump. Not on many sides, your side. #Charlottesville

— Maxine Waters (@MaxineWaters) August 13, 2017

While it would be easy for many to dismiss the comments of Rep. Waters, a frequent Trump critic, as partisan attacks, the fact is that even top Republicans are calling on the president to declare the fatal car attack on peaceful counter-protesters to be exactly what it was: a white-supremacist terror attack.

Trump’s equivocation in discussing the catastrophe deserves to be called out as craven and morally repugnant, and Representative Waters has encapsulated the reasons for doing so perfectly.

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