Supporters of President Donald Trump attending Tuesday's raucous Phoenix rally say they are standing behind the president despite criticism for his response to the violent white supremacist-organized rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT - NATURAL (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump said during a raucous rally in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday that they stood by the president who has come under fire for his response to a white supremacist-organized rally in Virginia. Under fire for saying "both sides" were to blame for the violence between white supremacists and left-wing counter protesters in Virginia on August 12, Trump accused television networks of ignoring his calls for unity in the aftermath. "If they really love this country, give support to the president," said one woman holding a sign that read "Trump won, go ahead and cry." Police used pepper spray to disperse crowds after protesters threw rocks and bottles outside the convention center where Trump spoke, police said. Trump, who often uses news organizations as a foil, repeatedly singled out the media for criticism of how it covered the violence in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville and the resulting political fallout. One man attending the Trump rally disavowed the presence of the KKK and Nazis at the Virginia rally, describing their numbers as tiny compared to the overall crowd. "The KKK guys, the Nazi guys, no one wants anyone to anything to do with them, but they were only a small portion of the people out there defending the monuments," the man said.