Charlottesville police chief says he 'regrets' weekend deaths

Charlottesville police chief says he 'regrets' weekend deaths

Charlottesville police chief says he 'regrets' weekend deaths

Amusing thing: Even though their president has married two foreign-born women, both his white nationalist supporters and some of his employees publicly hold "cosmopolitan" people in contempt. Trump has questioned his critics' allegiance to America, most memorably President Obama's and Colin Kaepernick's (both black).

McAuliffe largely placed blame for the violence at the feet of white nationalists.

Donald Trump's delayed makeup statement on Charlottesville, written by an aide and delivered via teleprompter, shows what a morally empty person he is.

"Well, look, as I said today, we condemn in the strongest terms the hate and violence advocated by groups like white supremacists and neo-Nazis and their ilk", the vice president said. It wasn't until Monday afternoon that he bluntly called "KKK, neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups. repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans".

In his remarks he also called for unity.

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Meanwhile, back in Charlottesville, the situation remains far from settled.

This type of secret messaging, some of these supporters said, was a way for Trump to signal his continued support without playing into "MSM (mainstream) media" narratives.

"If the last 48 hours have shown us anything, it's that white supremacy is alive and well", Courtney Thomas told fellow protesters in Greenville, S.C., according to The Greenville News.

I think the president was, frankly, pretty unambiguous about what his Justice Department is going to do, the way he views how utterly inappropriate it is for this hatred and bigotry. It's what any American would do.

The President's careening news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower on Tuesday left him deep in a race controversy of his own making, pushing him closer to the white nationalist fringe of American politics.

President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and objective of the event. Attorney General Jeff Sessions opened up a hate crime investigation of the incident on Sunday. Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and 19 others were injured.

Watching Trump fumble his initial response to the violence following white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, I was reminded of that question.

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It was unclear Sunday what the specific scope of the investigation was.

"He said EVERYONE INVOLVED will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. that includes Antifa and BLM", one Reddit user posted on the site's pro-Trump subreddit. He said nobody had been wounded due to confrontations between police and the public.

"You can be a domestic terrorist if you're trying to intimidate the population, or if you're trying to affect the conduct of the government by mass destruction", Fishwick said.

People didn't think Trump really cared much about them.

Bossert also worked to shift the blame to Fields, the accused murderer, adding that, "I don't assign blame or assuage blame or try to press blame to different groups".

In July, Ku Klux Klan members held a rally in Charlottesville in Justice Park, where they were met with more than a thousand upset counter-protesters.

Trump on Saturday spoke against bigotry and violence "on many sides" but did not specifically condemn white supremacists.

"This isn't about President Trump - this is about a level of violence and hatred that could not be tolerated in this country", Bossert told CNN's Jake Tapper. I am incredibly saddened by the hatred and bigotry that was displayed and my heart goes out to the family and friends of the three individuals who tragically lost their lives. "This racial intolerance and racial bigotry can not be condoned".

But when asked repeatedly whether this was an act of terror, Trump wouldn't clearly condemn it as such, saying: "You can call it terrorism".

Bossert replied that Trump "didn't dignify the names of these groups of people, but rather addressed the fundamental issue".

Karine Jean-Pierre, senior adviser and national spokeswoman for the progressive group MoveOn, told The Hill that Trump's Monday statement was "a little too late".

"I'm sick of defending Trump". Even when the threat of white supremacist ideology finally began attracting increased scrutiny in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, it was treated with kid gloves.

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