White House defends Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

Postado Agosto 13, 2017

The president's reluctance to condemn white bigots also stood in stark contrast by his insistence of calling out "radical Islamic terrorism" by name.

Trump says he's spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and "we agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now".

The comments came a day after a vehicle plowed into a crowd, killing a woman, and a state police helicopter crashed, causing two deaths, as white supremacists rallied over two days in the historic Virginia college town to protest the planned removal of a statue of a Confederate general. The president himself has still not addressed the omission directly. "This is about a level of violence and hatred that could not be tolerated in this country".

Mr Scaramucci, who was sacked last month after just 10 days on the job, told ABC there are "elements" within the White House trying to "eject" Mr Trump, according to the BBC.

The Trump administration has been plagued by leaks from within the White House, including accounts of Mr Trump's meeting with foreign leaders and diplomats.

"The president's been very clear", McMaster said. Take your hatred and take your bigotry.

Scaramucci is still a supporter of Trump's, saying that the president "can be a tough coach at times" but "this guy's a victor". "I know he does".

First lady Melania Trump, in a rare foray into a contentious issue, tweeted earlier: "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts".

On Sunday, however, the White House said in a statement that Trump's remarks on Saturday condemned all forms of violence and bigotry, including neo-Nazi groups and the Ku Klux Klan. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.

A full investigation of the ramming episode, which also left 19 people injured and an OH man, the suspected driver, under arrest, needed to run its course, McMaster said on NBC.

Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, tweeted, "We should call evil by its name". Bannon has described Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right".

"I think you've belabored it", Bossert fired back.

As violence unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, white nationalists clashed with counterprotesters, and a man rammed a vehicle through a group of counterprotesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others, authorities said.

Look at the campaign he ran.

Trump's alliances with groups advocating racial intolerance range from the formal bond with Bannon to a wink and nod relationship with Duke to the feeling of millions of racists that they have an ally in the White House.

Graham said President Trump "missed an opportunity to be very explicit here".

Some Republicans and Democrats are critical of Trump for not specifically singling out the hate groups that sparked the violent protests that rocked Charlottesville.

"They shouldn't be claimed as part of a base", he said.

A White House spokeswoman did not respond to requests for comment about the dinner.

"I wouldn't have recommended that statement", Scaramucci said. And when the driver allegedly subscribes to the hateful beliefs of white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi elements that present a threat to Jews, Muslims, blacks and every minority that calls the U.S. their home, it starts to become personal.