Update August 17, 2017 -- President Trump has backed off his words from Monday in an angry speech to reporters yesteraday, where he claimed counterprotesters were "very violent" and that there were "good people" on both sides. His appeasement and excusing of those in a march with Nazi flags prominently displayed has appalled many, prompting resignation of numerous CEOs off his business advisory panel which Trump dissolved as more and more quit in protest over his racial views. Watch video on CNN.
By Miriam Raftery
Rally organizer tells HBO Vice reporter on video, "A lot more people are going to die."
August 15, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – President Donald Trump on Monday issued a strong statement denouncing groups by name that participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia gathering of radical racist hate organizations, at which a Nazi sympathizer plowed a vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.
the president's announced came two days after the attack – and following a barrage of criticism including leaders in both parties who faulted Trump for not specifically denouncing white supremacism earlier.
"Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said Monday."Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America," he added. View the President’s full statement: http://www.10news.com/news/national/trump-expected-to-condemn-hate-group... .