US Trump condemns violence at white nationalist rally

00:01  13 august  2017
00:01  13 august  2017 Source:   CBS News

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President Trump broke his Twitter silence Saturday after being criticized for his silence as protests turned violent at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Trump tweeted that all Americans must condemn hate and violence , without mentioning the Charlottesville incident directly.

President Donald Trump tweeted a condemnation of the violence at white - nationalist rallies in Charlottesville over the weekend — without explicitly The president ultimately tweeted, “We ALL must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America.

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President Trump broke his Twitter silence on Saturday after being criticized for his silence as protests turned violent at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Mr. Trump tweeted that all Americans must condemn hate and violence, without mentioning the Charlottesville incident directly. The "Unite the Right" rally erupted into chaos Saturday morning, resulting in fights, tear gas and injuries and prompting Virginia's governor to declare a state of emergency. Some in the crowds featured Nazi symbols and spewed anti-Semitic rhetoric.

First lady Melania Trump responded to the violence before the president did. Mr. Trump is currently on a 17-day working vacation in Bedminster, New Jersey. The "Unite the Right" rally was originally a reaction to the removal of a statue of confederate general Robert E. Lee from a public park.

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan issued a statement condemning the "vile bigotry" just before noon.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) called on the country to reject hate.

Maxine Waters to Trump: Blame for Charlottesville is on your side, not 'many'

  Maxine Waters to Trump: Blame for Charlottesville is on your side, not 'many' <p>Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Sunday tied President Trump to the "side" that prompted violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia this weekend.</p>Following remarks in which Trump blamed violence "on many sides" for the deadly event, Waters said: "No, Trump. Not on many sides, your side.

President Donald Trump is condemning "in the strongest possible terms" what he's calling an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides" after clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

President Trump broke his Twitter silence Saturday after being criticized for his silence as protests turned violent at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Trump tweeted that all Americans must condemn hate and violence , without mentioning the Charlottesville incident directly.

But Mr. Trump's delayed response was quickly noticed by Democrats in Congress.

"Silence speaks loudly," tweeted Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois).

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) called the president's initial silence "defining."

While Democrats were generally quicker to respond to the Charlottesville violence on Twitter, Republicans also condemned the day's events. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan) called for Americans to stand against racism.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) said the "hate" spewed in Charlottesville is "un-American."

The rally came shortly after a large group of torch-bearing white nationalists marched through the University of Virginia campus Friday night, after a judge issued a ruling allowing Saturday's protest to move forward.

Mother of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Says She’s Received Death Threats .
<p>A day after burying her daughter, the mother of a woman killed during Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville scoffed at President Donald Trump’s claim that violence on “both sides” lead to her daughter’s death.</p>Susan Bro said Thursday that any fights between marching racists and counter-protesters were “irrelevant” because her daughter, Heather Heyer, was simply peacefully protesting when she was brutally mowed down.

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