Theresa May won't condemn Trump defending neo-Nazis, but will speak out on Big Ben

Wednesday 16 August 2017 11:30
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Let's compare what the British Prime Minister had to say about President Donald Trump recent comments on neo-Nazis, and what she said about a big clock tower.

According to the Press Association, when asked about President Trump's comments in the wake of the Charlottesville violence, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

I see no equivalence between those who propound fascist views and those who oppose them. I think it is important for all those in positions of responsibility to condemn far right views wherever we hear them.

While she condemned his moral equivalence over far right protestors, and what he called 'the alt left', May stopped short of criticising the President himself.

Theresa May on Big Ben:

Meanwhile, May also made these comments on Big Ben falling silent while the clock and bell tower undergoes maintenance.

...it can't be right for Big Ben to be silent for four years.

Additional reporting by PA

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