President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, weighed in on Saturday’s tragedy in Charlottesville, when white nationalists and counter-protesters clashed in riots that turned deadly, resulting in three deaths and several injuries.
“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.
She continued: “We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville”
Ivanka’s statement stood in contrast to her father’s, which denounced the violence in Charlottesville but did not specifically single out the white nationalists who had sparked it.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides,” Trump said at a press conference Saturday. “On many sides.”
He added: “It’s been going on for a long, long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.”
Republicans and Democrats immediately criticized Trump’s lackluster condemnation.
“We should call evil by its name,” tweeted Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. “My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”
Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics