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State of emergency declared in Charlottesville after rally turns violent killing One

13 August 2017

President Trump condemned the violence in a news conference Saturday afternoon.

Despite mentioning several things he said were going in the right direction, like unemployment and job creation, Trump said it's important to find out why violence continues. "We must be united against this bigotry because America is better than this", Love said in a statement. Michael Bennet, reacting to Trump's remarks about the violence in Virginia.

Franks joined Jeanine Pirro on Fox News on Saturday evening after President Trump made a statement calling the white supremacist rallies "a display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides". Terry McAuliffe said a total of three people have died in the violence but did not say how the rest of them died.

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Trump added that "it has been going on for a long time in our country - not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama".

"This weekend, white nationalists terrorized Charlottesville and the rest of our country. This hate and its terrorism must be confronted and defeated".

- "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. I urge all people of good will - go home", Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said on Twitter.

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Sounds familiar: The KKK held a similar, torch-bearing protest in the beginning of July, which was met with 1,000 counter protestors and resulted in 23 arrests. "@POTUS should explicitly denounce white supremacy", said Democratic Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa referred to white nationalists and called the violence "homegrown terrorism". Naturally, however, he's being criticized by Democrats and their friends in the media.

The president's vagueness stood in contrast to his frequent contention, echoing many on the right, that "radical Islamic terrorism" can not be defeated if political leaders are not willing to specifically call it that. "He has failed. There are NOT many sides to this".

Over the past 18 months, Trump's naked appeals to a constellation of racial grievances against blacks, immigrants, and Muslims helped to fuel his rise to the nation's highest office in the most improbable election victory in American history. Police said the helicopter was assisting law enforcement officers monitor the rally in Charlottesville. "To speak to the country in ways that are just morally sufficient to suggest that he cares about the problem without alienating the very people who support him, who are quite willing to victimize other Americans", Brooks said. A motive has not been released by authorities. The injuries at that incident were described as serious, but non-life-threatening. And he did not condemn the white nationalist and white supremacist groups that had arrived to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, a hero of the Confederacy - and the president did not call out any of those groups by name.

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State of emergency declared in Charlottesville after rally turns violent killing One