Trump criticised over failure to condemn white supremacists

Postado Agosto 14, 2017

Singer said "these influences around the country, these anti-Semites, racists, Aryans, neo-Nazis, KKK", people who were "always in the shadows" have "been given a key and a reason to come into the light".

Heather Heyer was killed Saturday by a vehicle that plowed into a crowd of protesters in the city's downtown and that was allegedly driven by a white supremacist supporter. Two Virginia state patrol troopers later died in a helicopter crash while assisting in the city's response to the protests.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen.

Trump, while on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, addressed the nation yesterday soon after a vehicle ploughed into a group of anti-racist counter-protesters in Charlottesville, a college town where neo-Nazis and white nationalists had assembled for march.

Mr. Trump, in his remarks, said bigotry and hatred has gone on for a long time.

Dozens of counter-protesters also descended on the town, and violence erupted before the rally was due to begin at noon, with teargas and bottles hurled at protesters. "On many sides", Trump said.

He said that Trump's statement blaming "many sides" for the violence caused him to "hang his head".

The neo-Nazis had gathered at Charlottesville's Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park) because the city voted to remove a Confederate statue there; it still remains pending a judge's ruling.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson noted that Trump for years publicly questioned President Barack Obama's citizenship. "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together". Bannon has described Breitbart as "the platform for the alt-right".

But while her comments did draw praise from some, there seemed to be an overwhelming opinion was simply not good enough. He didn't attack us.

He urged Americans to "love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together". Nothing specific against us.

"To the white supremacists and neo-Nazis who came to our handsome state yesterday, there is no place for you here in Charlottesville and there is no place for you in the United States of America", McAuliffe said to applause, addressing the predominately African-American congregation at the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church. - Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website promoting the Charlottesville demonstration as part of its Summer of Hate edition. "There is no place here for you".

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer, a Democrat, slammed Trump's stance toward hate groups, saying on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he hopes Trump "looks himself in the mirror and thinks very deeply about who he consorted with".

He called Friday night's torchlight rally of white nationalists "tantamount to terrorism" and a "display that was clearly meant to intimidate and terrorize".

The White House was silent for hours except for a tweet from first lady Melania Trump: "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts". His strongest denunciation of the movement has not come voluntarily, only when asked, and he occasionally trafficked in retweets of racist social media posts during his campaign.