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Trump condemns racism on Charlottesville anniversary

14 August 2018

The president's tweet comes ahead of planned events to mark the one-year anniversary August 12 of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally, an event where protesters gathered, some in opposition to the removal of Confederate statues, others in support of white supremacy.

Counterprotester Heather Heyer died and more than a dozen others were injured at last year's event after a white supremacist drove a auto into several people.

A year after the deadly rally, protests are set to take place with demonstrators from both sides expected to convene in Washington D.C. and authorities anticipating potential clashes.

Today, 58 percent of Americans disapprove of Mr. Trump's handling of race relations and racial issues, but these views - like many others on the president - are dramatically split by partisanship and by race. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never go back to their huts when they come and see America. Trump was widely criticized for his response, in which he said "both sides" were to blame for the violence, equating the white nationalists with the counterprotesters. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.

First daughter Ivanka Trump has spoken out against white supremacy a year after the violent racist rally in Charlottesville.

"One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence", Trump said.

He recalled seeing neo-Nazis and white supremacists demonstrating in his state that weekend and took issue with Trump's "both sides" comment past year. "Peace to ALL Americans!", Trump wrote on Twitter.

While majorities of white and Hispanic Americans agreed that tensions have increased, African Americans were especially likely to think tensions have risen.

According to The Week, "Charlottesville will be subject to a heavy police presence this weekend, and the primary organizer of last year's white nationalist event, Jason Kessler, was denied a permit for a concurrent demonstration this year". The senator said he laid out his "opportunity zones" legislation.

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When "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan asked Scott if he believes the Republican Party's "party of Lincoln" legacy "is being compromised by the party of Trump", Scott disagreed. "And the fact of the matter is the rhetoric comes from both sides - that we can name some Congress members on the Left who have said some poisonous and toxic things, and I can certainly name folks on the Right who have done the same thing", Scott said.

Trump condemns racism on Charlottesville anniversary