Politics Melania Trump on Charlottesville protests: 'No good comes from violence'

21:35  12 august  2017
21:35  12 august  2017 Source:   The Hill

Pence defends Trump response to Charlottesville violence

  Pence defends Trump response to Charlottesville violence Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday condemned white supremacists and defended President Trump following criticism that the administration failed to adequately condemn specific groups after Saturday violence in Charlottesville, Virginia."Trump had neglected to name the groups that organized the rally that turned violent in Charlottesville the previous day.

First Lady Melania Trump urged a halt to violent clashes that broke out Saturday between far-right groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville , Va. "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts," the first lady tweeted. " No good comes from violence ."

No good comes from violence ,” Melania Trump tweeted. Violence erupted and riot police were deployed to extinguish a planned rally where thousands of white nationalists were expected to gather for an alt-right protest in Charlottesville , Virginia, on Saturday.

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First Lady Melania Trump urged a halt to violent clashes that broke out Saturday between far-right groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va.

"Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts," the first lady tweeted. "No good comes from violence."

Trump's call for a de-escalation of violence in the Virginia college town came as the state's governor, Terry McAuliffe, declared a state of emergency and police ordered protesters gathered in Charlottesville's Emancipation Park to disperse.

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White nationalists, white supremacists and alt-right groups were set to hold a demonstration at noon opposing the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

But in the hours before the so-called "Unite the Right" rally was scheduled to take place, groups of opposing protesters clashed on the streets of downtown Charlottesville.

Police in riot gear responded to the chaos, marching on the scene as some protesters appeared to leave the area.


Gingrich: Trump must stop 'stepping on himself' .
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) is warning President Trump to "quit stepping on himself," raising concerns about how Trump's remarks about violence at the Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally overshadowed his discussion of infrastructure."The last thing he's got to do, and I'm being very candid here, is he's got to quit stepping on himself. He had a very good infrastructure press conference the other day, and the n he stepped on it, blew it, guaranteed that it wouldn't get covered," Gingrich said on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning.

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