Donald Trump has finally spoken out against the white supremacist/alt-right rallies happening today in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trump tweeted, “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence has also chimed in, tweeting, I stand with @POTUS against hate & violence. U.S is greatest when we join together & oppose those seeking to divide us. #Charlottesville”
— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 12, 2017
Fights broke out hours before a protest was scheduled in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park, where white supremacists, white nationalists, and alt-right groups were gathering, originally prompted by opposition to the city’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Saturday’s rally followed a Friday night protest in which hundreds of white nationalists carrying torches marched through the campus of the University of Virginia.
Police arriving on the scene declared the protest an “unlawful assembly” and told demonstrators to disperse after there marchers wound their way through campus shouting slogans like “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us.”
Twitter had a lot to say to the president:
But you seem to be okay with the rhetoric they are spewing. Don't want to upset your base…right?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) August 12, 2017
Are you attacking the Nazis, or the left-wing news? With you, it's actually impossible to tell!
— Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) August 12, 2017
The Nazis are marching in your name, shouting "Heil Trump." pic.twitter.com/cJrqhJWuJo
— Vets Against Trump (@commondefense) August 12, 2017
You have failed.
— TheAnonJournal (@TheAnonJournal) August 12, 2017
Why did your Dad get arrested at a KKK rally
— I have died (@ChrisCaesar) August 12, 2017
Our President is a racist. Sad!
— Brian Guest (@brguest20) August 12, 2017
America didn't elect a social media whore! We elected a President, so why don't you go do Presidential things…
— Jail Donald Trump (@DTrumpExposed) August 12, 2017
You tried to ban a religion.
You tried to ban trans people from the military.
You have actual Nazis in your cabinet.
You did this.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) August 12, 2017
Love how vague you kept this as if to say "both sides are bad!" Nazis are marching in your name. Be a man and take a real stance.
— Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) August 12, 2017
Most importantly, remember these people support Trump, here is David Duke:
— Matt Rogers (@Politidope) August 12, 2017
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