Lady Gaga, John Mayer & More Slam Trump for Again Blaming 'Both Sides' for Charlottesville Violence

President Donald Trump, 2017
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President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City on Aug. 15, 2017. 

President Donald Trump is reaffirming his earlier statements that "both sides" of the white nationalist rallies that overtook Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend are at fault for the violence, and Hollywood is not happy.

"I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it," Trump told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday (Aug 15). "What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right? Do they have any semblance of guilt? ... I think they do."

A Twitterstorm surrounding the president's controversial comments is already beginning to brew, drawing a mouthful from John Mayer, Lady Gaga and others. Read what some of the most outspoken musicians and celebrities are saying below.

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