Ivanka Condemns Nazism & Gets A Hilarious Reminder Of Who Got Daddy Elected

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This weekend, Charlottesville, Virginia, was rocked by violence that stemmed from a large gathering of white nationalists meant to protest the removal of statues honoring Confederate war icons.

These white supremacists were met with an unsurprising left wing protest presence, and the two groups lashed out at each other, although the white supremacists did so much more severely. On Saturday, in the most infamous incident from the days of violence, a 20 year old white supremacist from Maumee, Ohio, named James Alex Fields Jr. rammed his car into a group of counterprotesters, killing one woman and wounding nineteen people. Fifteen or so other people were wounded elsewhere in the city in other incidents.

On Sunday, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to respond to the violence. Her response was much more pointed than that of her father, but as her Twitter bio states, views expressed on her page are her own. She is simultaneously unwilling and unable to affect her father’s views on the subject.

She wrote:

‘There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis. We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED.’

Her father has refused to explicitly condemn white supremacists in his responses to the violence in Charlottesville. Instead, he has simply peddled a version of the latter half of Ivanka’s message, namely, that “all Americans” should “come together.” In comments to reporters, he said that responsibility for the violence rests with “many sides.”

Ivanka, on the other hand, accurately notes in her response to the violence that responsibility for the weekend rests with the white supremacists. They are the ones who are out of place in the United States, not the counterprotesters. The white supremacists’ “free speech” rights aren’t being violated — what they are saying has no place in the United States.

Trump simply knows that white supremacists and those aligned with them make up a large portion of his base. Thus, he’s hesitant to condemn them as Ivanka does here. For Trump, it’s always been about getting and staying ahead politically as much as it’s been about anything else.

Read Twitter’s thoughts about Ivanka’s short statement below.

Featured Image via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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