Donald Trump Denounces Racism Ahead of White Supremacist Rally Anniversary

Aug 15, 2018, 03:14
Donald Trump Denounces Racism Ahead of White Supremacist Rally Anniversary

And, more importantly, after my meeting with the president, he asked me previous year, after Charlottesville.

On Saturday, marchers in Charlottesville held peaceful demonstrations and people laid flowers on a makeshift memorial to Heyer.

As many businesses in a popular downtown shopping district began to open on Saturday, law enforcement officers outnumbered visitors.

"We will be here until these fascist forces are gone, however long that takes", one counter protester said, according to the Associated Press.

"Last year was a whole different story".

TRT World's Jacob Brown reports.

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Charlottesville and state leaders are weighing in on how the August 11 and 12 anniversary weekend panned out in the city.

Police in northern Virginia's Fairfax County also reported the arrest of a man accused of spitting on state troopers providing security at a Metro station. As The Post reported, "Trump's tweet Saturday, his first public mention of the anniversary, did not label the event as a white supremacist rally or specify that it was a white rallygoer who rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing one". The driver, James Fields, was later charged with federal hate crimes.

President Donald Trump is showing signs of "a better direction for the nation" on race issues, U.S. Sen.

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division".

Pollster Henry Fernandez of the African-American Research Collaborative reports that black women in particular feel "disrespected" by Trump, a fact that may mean Charlottesville will come back to hurt Trump after all.

This year, he changed his rhetoric, instead denouncing "all types of racism and acts of violence". "Peace to ALL Americans!", Trump wrote on Twitter. A similar far-right rally is scheduled for Sunday outside the White House.

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TRT World speaks with Shefik Macauley, a radio show host. This was later revised after outcry for not explicitly calling out white supremacists.

Clara Carlson was one of those counter-protesters.

In a new memoir, former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman labels Trump a "racist" and claims she's been told there are tapes of him using the N-word repeatedly while filming "The Apprentice" reality series.

Carlson's group locked arms and chanted slogans of their own, including "Black Lives Matter!" and "No Nazis, No KKK, No Fascist USA!" Trump described Lemon as "the dumbest man on television" and said he "made LeBron look smart, which isn't easy to do".

Congressman Tom Garrett, R. -Va., on Saturday said Russian Federation is to blame for some of the hate spewed from last year's rally.

A year after the deadly rally, protests are set to take place with demonstrators from both sides expected to convene in Washington D.C. and authorities anticipating potential clashes.

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