Charlottesville

'A right to speech is not a right to violence': Politicians condemn violence at white nationalist protest in Charlottesville

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REUTERS/Joshua Roberts Politicians across the spectrum are condemning the violent clashes between neo-Nazis and white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe sharply denounced the violence, tweeting , "The acts and rhetoric in Charlottesville over past 24 hours are unacceptable & must stop. A right to speech is not a right to violence."
McAuliffe declared a state of emergency on Saturday as the protests devolved into violent riots.
"White Supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that...
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Neo-nazis and white supremacists are celebrating Trump's remarks about the Charlottesville riots

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AP Photo/Alex Brandon White nationalists and neo-Nazis celebrated President Donald Trump's remarks about the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday, in which he denounced violence "on all sides" rather than explicitly condemning white supremacism.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides," Trump said at a press conference. "On many sides."
Trump said that he had spoken to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and that they "agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now."
The president went...
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Republicans and Democrats slam Trump for not specifically condemning white nationalists in Charlottesville

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President Donald Trump drew sharp criticism on Saturday for not singling out white nationalists when he condemned the violent clashes that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides," Trump said at a press conference. "On many sides."
He added: "It's been going on for a long, long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It's been going on for a long, long time."
Observers quickly latched onto Trump's statements and slammed him for not...
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White House issues series of anonymous statements justifying Trump's refusal to explicitly condemn white supremacists

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Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump's initial failure to explicitly condemn white supremacists on Saturday resulted in hours of somewhat muddled messages from the White House, as officials attempted to justify and repeatedly clarify the president's statement.
After violence erupted at a white nationalist and neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the president issued a brief statement on Saturday in which he decried the "display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides," a reference to the counter-protesters gathered to oppose the white nationalists.
Many critics...
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Ivanka Trump condemns 'racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis' in Charlottesville statement

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Thomson Reuters President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, weighed in on Saturday's tragedy in Charlottesville, when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in riots that turned deadly, resulting in three deaths and several injuries.
"There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis," Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.
She continued : "We must all come together as Americans - and be one country UNITED. Charlottesville"
Ivanka's statement stood in contrast to her father's, which denounced the violence in Charlottesville but did not specifically...
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'I haven't heard you say "I condemn white supremacists"': Jake Tapper confronts White House adviser over Trump's refusal to explicitly call out neo-Nazis

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CNN CNN's Jake Tapper grilled a top White House adviser over President Donald Trump's refusal to explicitly condemn white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right who converged Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
In a statement after the deadly rally , the president responded to the violence that erupted in Virginia as a group of white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters, decrying the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."
In an interview on Sunday, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert dismissed criticism that the president...
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