A state of emergency has been declared in Virgina after violence broke out between white nationalists and those marching against them in the town of Charlottesville.
In response to the violence, President Trump sent out a tweet addressing the situation. In his tweet, Trump called for unity and an end to violence.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Trump’s comments have drawn responses from a lot of people including Charlottesville’s mayor, who thanked Trump for his comments, but said that the president’s work was just beginning.
@realDonaldTrump, thanks, at long last, for condemning hate in speech and action. Our work here is just beginning. Yours is too.
— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017
Both Signer’s and Trump’s Twitter feeds were full of replies from both sides of the political aisle. Some accused Trump and the GOP of not doing enough to battle racism while others blamed it, unsuprisingly, on Obama and the Democrats.
This is HATE & WE MUST condemn!
Pres,Aides,Cabinet,GOP anyone didn’t condemn b4-it has been unleasehed & it is oozing b/c of YOUR silence!
— Diane Neal (@justbreatheusa) August 12, 2017
Call me cynical, but this rings hollow from the guy who elevated white nationalists like Miller, Bannon and Gorka to top White House posts
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) August 12, 2017
The truly strange ones were those that sought to blame this incident on President Obama.
ASK THE DEMOCRATS AND OBAMA FOR ONCE THEY BLAME TRUMP THIS ALL STARTED IN FERGUSON WITH OBAMA YOU KNOW IT IS TRUE
— Kay sexton (@Kaysexton20) August 12, 2017
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