CBS News reports:
President Trump said he condemned hatred and bigotry on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia, in remarks from New Jersey, his first since white nationalist group protests turned violent and resulted in at least one death on Saturday.
“We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Mr. Trump said. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.”
In his remarks, the president failed to mention the displays of white nationalism or Nazi symbols present in Charlottesville Saturday. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country,” Mr. Trump said of the hatred and bigotry in Charlottesville. “Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.”
When terrorists abroad plow cars into crowds Trump condemns "radical Islam." But when it happens here, he talks of violence "on many sides."
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 12, 2017
If ever there was a time to explicitly condemn white nationalism, it was right now; after THEIR rally turned violent. Trump didn't
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 12, 2017
As Trump walks off, he ignores questions such as "do you want the support of these white nationalists" which he clearly heard
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) August 12, 2017
The President of the United States is now by his own words and actions an apologist for Domestic Terrorism. @realdonaldtrump must be REMOVED
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 12, 2017
The Nazis are celebrating Trump's denouncement of their protesters.
America is over.
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) August 12, 2017
We are going to fundraise a massive legal war chest and hire criminal defense lawyers and civil litigation lawyers for Alt-Right POWs.
— Kyle Bristow (@KyleBristow) August 12, 2017
Trump didn't denounce white supremacists, he didn't denounce the kkk, he didn't denounce nazis. He failed #Charlottesville & failed America.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 12, 2017
BREAKING: AP says UVA Medical Center hospital official says 1 person is dead and 19 injured from the car plowing into a crowd.
— NBC29 (@NBC29) August 12, 2017
We must all "cherish our history"? Did DJT just dogwhistle support for KKK's main goal of hate rally, i.e. to protect the Lee statue ?!
— Tom Perriello (@tomperriello) August 12, 2017
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 12, 2017