Politics Clinton: Leaders need to 'be strong' and decisive after Virginia violence

01:24  13 august  2017
01:24  13 august  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton condemned the “incitement of hatred” that she said led to violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia Saturday. Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions.

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Clinton: Leaders need to 'be strong' and decisive after Virginia violence© Provided by The Hill Clinton: Leaders need to 'be strong' and decisive after Virginia violence Hillary Clinton condemned the "incitement of hatred" which she said led to violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia Saturday.

"My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country," she tweeted. "But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets."

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"Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace, & corrosive to our values," she continued.

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Clinton's comments were made following the news that one person was left dead after a car plowed through a crowd of anti-fascism protestors at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va. White nationalists had gathered in the town over the weekend for a "Unite the Right" to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

"Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions," Clinton tweeted. "We will not step backward. If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it."

President Trump also hit at the "violence on many sides" in response to the rally, refusing to single out a specific group in his comments.

"It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama.This has been going on for a long, long time," he said.


Virginia Democrat: Why is Trump 'unwilling' to call out white supremacy? .
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) called out President Trump on Sunday for being "unwilling" to call out and repudiate white supremacists."What the president did this week was suggesting there was some moral equivalence in Charlottesville. And that is outrageous," Kaine told host John Dickerson on CBS' "Face The Nation.

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