President Trump blames 'many sides' for Charlottesville unrest

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In his own statement, McAuliffe did not lament hatred on "many sides," but rather called out explicitly the "white supremists [sic] and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today". "It has been going on for a long, long time". He also said "there is no place for this kind of violence in America". Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate.

President Trump's immediate response proved morally and politically bankrupt, criticizing violence in one breath, before adding that it was "many-sided". Cory Gardner, a Colorado Republican. Malloy said. "It is coming from one side, and the president has never unequivocally denounced that side throughout his campaign or presidency".

"We should call evil by its name".

The incident highlights a persistent debate in the U.S. South over the display of the Confederate battle flag and other symbols of the rebel side in the Civil War, which was fought over the issue of slavery.

"Go home", he told them. "That's what we want to lead the country". But Trump walked away without giving an answer.

"We've seen him condemn violence involving people of color and involving Muslims, but somehow, when white nationalists, or alt right or outright racists are involved", he tries to sidestep direct criticism, Gallego said.

By being equivocal, Trump also failed to follow the same self-proclaimed rules he used to hammer other politicians. He called out the two Democrats for failing to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism". "Now, to solve a problem, you have to be able to state what the problem is or at least say the name".

A vehicle slammed into a group of protesters at the "Unite the Right" rally, held in the town of Charlottesville, killing at least one person along with injuring multiple others Saturday morning. Law enforcement authorities reported about the detention of the driver. While the dictionary definition of "riot" doesn't necessarily mean that there is physical violence, it obviously carries a much more risky and less respectable connotation to us than "protest" or "rally" or "march", which all carry the connotation (at least to me) of people just exercising their political right.

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"The hatred and xenophobia of white nationalists is sickening, and the loss of a life is beyond tragic".

"Hate and division must stop, and must stop right now".

Trump's unresponsiveness contrasted with his volubility in the past two days, when in three separate appearances before reporters he took numerous questions on subjects including North Korea.

I find it interesting (and frustrating) that most news coverage on this event is calling it either a protest, rally or march rather than what it should have been called: a riot.

"We are determined to take this country back".

By virtue of his words, policies and embrace of "alt-right" supporters, many said Trump couldn't provide the moral leadership needed in times of racial strife.

The violence happened after prominent members of the white nationalist movement called for a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville. There is no place for you here.

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