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Trump faulted for not explicitly rebuking white supremacists

14 August 2017

On Saturday, Trump addressed the nation soon after a vehicle plowed into a group of anti-racist counter-protesters in Charlottesville - where neo-Nazis and white nationalists had assembled for a march.

Still, lawmakers were saying Sunday that Trump should have been more forceful in his condemnation of the white supremacists behind the rally.

Trump's blaming of "many sides" drew swift rebuke from Republicans and Democrats alike. Trump has also faced backlash in the past for being slow to disavow the support of far-right hate groups that have become reliable advocates of his administration. But as the climate calmed a auto plowed into a group of counter-protestors, killing one and injuring several others. "It has been going on for a long time in our country - not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama". "These groups seem to believe they have a friend in Donald Trump in the White House. It's been going on for a long, long time". It added: "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together".

A Republican senator from Colorado, Cory Gardner, tweeted "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name". Marco Rubio, wrote: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis, the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be".

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On the Democrat side, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY said "of course we condemn ALL that hate stands for".

Scaramucci also weighed in on Trump's response to the violence that besieged Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday, telling Stephanopoulos that he would have pushed the President to use stronger words in condemning the neo-Nazis and other demonstrators.

"I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today", he told reporters.

They point to people like David Duke, a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, who attended the Charlottesville rally and was quoted as saying: "This represents a turning point for the people of this country. The attacks we are witnessing in Charlottesville are completely unacceptable and must not be allowed to continue", Feinstein said.

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Virginia police and the FBI were investigating Saturday's deadly violence, which included a auto ramming into a march of counterprotesters and killing a 32-year-old woman. Nothing specific against us.

"The shocking violence in Charlottesville - and the abhorrent ideology behind it - have no place in America or anywhere in the world".

The website had been promoting the Charlottesville demonstration as part of its "Summer of Hate" edition. And they celebrated Trump selecting Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist, who formerly ran the right-wing Breitbart News and advocated for what he calls the "alt-right" movement.

Hundreds of angry protesters from various white nationalist organizations and other right-wing groups convened in the city, which is home to the University of Virginia, for a rally dubbed "Unite the Right". "Lets come together as one!"

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Hours before the White House statement Sunday, Ivanka Trump, a daughter of the president and a White House adviser, tweeted: "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis".

Trump faulted for not explicitly rebuking white supremacists