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