Donald Trump condemns white nationalists who rallied in Charlottesville

Image U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the protests in Charlottesville Virginia from his golf estate in Bedminster New Jersey

Image U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the protests in Charlottesville Virginia from his golf estate in Bedminster New Jersey

On a visit to Colombia, Vice President Mike Pence said: "These unsafe fringe groups have no place in American public life and in the American debate, and we condemn them in the strongest possible terms".

President Trump spoke Saturday as unrest grew from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

President Donald Trump condemned hate groups including white supremacists in remarks from the White House Monday, after receiving criticism for his initial statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

Democrats and Republicans alike criticized Trump for waiting too long to address the violence, and for failing when he did speak out to explicitly condemn white-supremacist marchers widely seen as sparking the melee.

A large group of people were protesting in response to the white supremacist rally Saturday afternoon when a vehicle suddenly barreled through and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

A state police helicopter also crashed into the woods while patrolling the scene, leaving two troopers onboard dead.

"What I did not hear in the president's statement yesterday, as well-intentioned as it may have been, is I didn't hear the words 'white supremacy, '" Signer said on CBS.

- "We must ALL condemn domestic terror & stand together against racism, hate and evils that if left unchecked will tear us apart #Charlottesville - Sen". He did not respond to loud queries from reporters about whether he condemns white supremacists and whether he condemns the actions of neo-Nazis.

Speaking at the White House Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said he's instructed the Department of Justice to investigate the deadly auto attack in Charlottesville, VA.

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Speaking to ABC's "This Week", McMaster said "anytime that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism".

"It (violence) does meet the definition of domestic terrorism in our statute".

Trump's comments came as he took a short break from his 17-day long working vacation in NY and New Jersey with a trip to the White House.

"America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal", Frazier said. He said before Donald Trump, before Barack Obama.

As Stephen Hayes put it in the Weekly Standard: "Trump is quick to condemn-in specific and harsh terms-anyone he doesn't like".

On Sunday the White House emphasized that his statement included the white supremacists who staged the rally to protest the city-ordered removal of a statue of a Confederate army general who led southern forces in the US Civil War. He didn't attack us.

Scores of federal and local law enforcement officials are working together to gather evidence before determining whether the matter should proceed in the federal or state system or both, the official said.

Trump spent the morning angrily tweeting at Democrats and the CEO of Merck, who stepped down from a presidential manufacturing council in the wake of the president's comments over the weekend.

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