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Maryland governor calls Trump's remarks 'terrible mistake'

Aug 18, 2017

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor has criticized President Donald J. Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hogan made the remarks Wednesday after a meeting of the Board of Public Works, of which he is a member. He says he thinks Trump "made a terrible mistake."

The Baltimore Sun reports that the governor says Maryland will continue to condemn hatred, bigotry and violence. On Tuesday, he called for the removal of a Confederate monument from the front lawn of the State House.

Hogan says he called Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe over the weekend to offer Maryland's "full support."

Hogan is governor in a state with a Democrat-controlled General Assembly.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com