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Chris Rock is a pretty outspoken comic.

So when President, Donald Trump issued a defence of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, he took to Twitter to voice his opinion.

Naturally, it's been controversial.

Trump said on Tuesday:

I will tell you something. I watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it.

And you had, you had a group on one side that was bad. And you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now.

You had a group – you had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent. 

Those people – all of those people, excuse me – I've condemned neo-Nazis. I've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me.

Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch.

His statement was received poorly by Republicans and Democrats alike.

Chris Rock tweeted in response:

Some thought this was proposing guilt-by-association, others thought it was a strong point about making oneself complicit to a great evil:

Others did the old 'substitute words' game:

Donald Trump is the least popular President for decades.

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