Finally, Finally! Trump Condemns White Supremacist Hate Groups

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 15, 2017

"We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence", he said.

The president called the KKK and other white nationalist groups "repugnant" and said racism is "evil", after several days of criticism even from members of his own party.

One person was killed and 19 were hurt when a speeding auto slammed into a throng of counter-protesters where a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other groups had been scheduled take place.

Today, Trump paid tribute to the woman, Heather Heyer, and two state police officers who also died this weekend in a helicopter crash near the area.

It was also noted that Trump did not open his Monday remarks on the incident, but rather on the rise in employment in America since the start of his term.

During his first response to the protests on Saturday, Mr Trump decried "violence on all sides" rather than explicitly taking aim at far-right extremists, some of whom are his supporters.

As of Monday morning more than 70,000 signatures were on the petition, which is titled "We, the people of the United States, denounce white supremacy".

Trump condemned her death on Monday. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. "Racism is evil", Trump continued in his Monday statement.

"We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal".

The alleged driver, a 20-year-old OH man who was said to have had a history of neo-Nazi beliefs, was arrested and faces charges of second-degree murder in the incident.

The attack followed a white nationalists' protests on Friday night over city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city's Emancipation Park.

The timing of the ad is causing some people to question Trump as it was released only a day after Trump asked for unity as a country following the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The statement wasn't on the White House daily schedule, but the White House press pool was pulled into the Diplomatic Room shortly after noon to hear Trump read prepared remarks that began with a statement that he was in Washington to meet with his economic team to discuss trade policy and tax reform efforts.

While there is no single domestic terrorism statute, "domestic terrorism" is defined under federal law for purposes of other crimes and investigations, as criminal acts "dangerous to human life" and "appear to be meant to intimidate or coerce a civilian population". "Nothing specific against us".

"But I like real news", he said, telling the CNN reporter: "You're fake news".

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