08/13/2017

Trump And Pence Condemn ‘Violence’ And ‘Hate’ At White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller

President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence issued statements on Saturday condemning the “hate” and “violence” that erupted at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. earlier in the day.

“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!” Trump said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Minutes earlier, Melania Trump issued a similar statement.

“Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence,” she tweeted, adding the hashtag “#Charlottesville.”

The statements were criticized by some as being too vague and not directly calling out the white supremacists who organized the “Unite the Right” rally, which was held at Emancipation Park, formerly known as Lee Park.

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