Donald Trump tweets support for Catholic schoolboys caught up in rally scandal

US President Donald Trump has tweeted in support of students from a Catholic school in Kentucky who were accused of mocking a Native American man at a pro-life rally.

Video released on Twitter on Saturday showed a group of teens, some wearing Make America Great Again hats, at an anti-abortion rally in Washington DC.

The students were approached by a Native American man named Nathan Phillips, who started chanting at the school group as they overpowered his voice with their own chants.

Mr Phillips told CNN that he was "trying to bring a calming to the situation".

US President Donald Trump has tweeted in support of the group of students, who have been facing a media storm since videos from the confrontation went viral.

"Nick Sandmann [the student at the centre of the video] and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be," he said.

"They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!"

Reports about the incident vary, with many news sources claiming the boys were not at fault, and were approached with hostility by members of a nearby Indigenous People's March, while others say the boys were being disrespectful and racist towards the Native American man.


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