Allentown rally scheduled in response to Virginia violence

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Fellow Republicans Chuck Grassley and Marco Rubio are also calling Trump out, the latter saying that it is "very important for the nation to hear [The President] describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists".

- "As @POTUS Trump said, "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation". He lashed out at Trump for his remarks, a fact the New York Times neglects to note in its article about the criticism of the president. As I'm sure almost all of readers know, the violence erupted today when white nationalists trying to hold a rally clashed with protesters who objected to their rally.

"The hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now", Trump added.

A 32-year-old woman died and 19 people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a group described by a witness as "anti-racist protesters" near the intersection of 4th and Water streets downtown, officials said.

Trump never used the words "white supremacy" or "white nationalism". "This hate and its terrorism must be confronted and defeated".

"Mr. President - we must call evil by its name", tweeted Sen. My brother didn't give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.

Congressman Jared Polis, who is running for the governorship in 2018, said voices of counter-protesters "were silenced by an extreme act of violence". He also did not call the violence "terrorism". Naturally, however, he's being criticized by Democrats and their friends in the media.

Some didn't think Trump did enough to condemn white supremacists.

Cable news commentary, Twitter and the inboxes of White House spokesmen quickly filled with this question: Where is the President?

Democratic Senator Brian Schatz said that Trump had not demonstrated moral leadership.

He kept quiet as David Duke, the former leader of the Ku Klux Klan, declared that the scene in Charlottesville is a "turning point" for a movement that aims to "fulfil the promises of Donald Trump". But, the emphasis of "on many sides" - Trump repeated that phrase twice - is, I think, the low ebb.

"I'm not going to make any bones about it".

However, the event was shut down by authorities in the early afternoon.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle agreed that such speech, which included racist and anti-Semitic slurs, should be condemned.

Virginia State Police later announced that they had arrested three other men in connection with the rally, held at Charlottesville's Emancipation Park.

Ryan tweeted that the views expressed in the city were "repugnant" and "vile bigotry".

Instead, Trump called for "a swift restoration of law and order" and said the federal government was "ready, willing and able" to provide "whatever other assistance is needed".

White nationalists had assembled in Charlottesville to vent their frustration against the city's plans to take down a statue of Confederal Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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