His comments drew swift reactions.
What Trump said:
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said. "It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not
What others are saying:
— "I'm not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the
— "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism." — Sen.
— "Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists" — Sen.
— "@POTUS needs to speak out against the poisonous resurgence of white supremacy. There are not "many sides" here, just right and wrong." - Rep.
— "As @POTUS Trump said, "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation... & true affection for each other." #Charlottesville" — Vice President
— "Even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy." — Former President
— "We should call evil by its name. My brother didn't give his life fighting
— "Trump comments were good. He didn't attack us. He just said the nation should come together. Nothing specific against us. ... No condemnation at all. When asked to condemn, he just walked out of the room. Really, really good. God bless him." — Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website promoting the