Barcelona and Charlottesville: similar crimes, very different Trump responses

James Alex Fields Jr. is alleged to have deliberately driven his car into a crowd of anti-Nazi hecklers in Virginia. Why this is not being called an act of terrorism, I have no idea.

The response by U.S. President Donald Trump, centre, pictured earlier this month, to the Charlottesville and Barcelona car rammings dominated the news cycle last week, displacing other hot topics such as alleged Russian election hacking and North Korean nuclear weapons.White House photograph by Andrea Hanks

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 12:00 AM

If you are already a subscriber

Subscribe to The Hill Times

Subscribe to the digital and/or print editions and get instant access to The Hill Times online.

Quick Purchase

Purchase Story Issue in electronic format (PDF) for $5.00.