Ivanka Trump Slams Charlottesville Violence & Calls Out "White Supremacy & Neo-Nazis"

The president's homeland security adviser, Tom Bossert, defended the president's statement by suggesting that some of the counter-protesters were violent too. "There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis", Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.

One day after her father refused to call out white supremacists in his speech condemning the violence in Charlottesville, Ivanka Trump explicitly denounced "racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis" on Twitter. He also said that he considers the death of a counterprotester in Charlottesville on Saturday an act of terrorism.

Virginia's physical violence should not obscure the racially motivated political violence that Trump's presidency feeds on. He added: "When someone marches with a Nazi flag, that is unacceptable, but I think that's what the president's saying".

The "alt-right", though once a term used to describe millennial and hipster conservatives, is now reserved for white nationalist groups and websites. He did not say whether the president agrees with him on that.

"Look at the campaign he ran", Signer said on CNN's "State of the Union".

Pressed again on the President's position towards the white supremacists, Bossert offered a condemnation of hate groups. He didn't attack us.

In response to Trump condemning "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted: "There is only one side". He then added for emphasis: "On many sides".

The former White House staffer's comments come at the same time Trump's daughter Ivanka took to social media to condemn the racist violence that saw one man driver a vehicle into a crowd of people.

Violence broke out on Saturday at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, leaving three dead.

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote, "We should call evil by its name".

When pressed, he specifically condemned the racist groups.

"This is not hard".

"Is Steve Bannon a white nationalist, a white supremacist?" he asked. But the overall sentiment of this nonsense over white nationalism, white supremacy, all of this sort of nonsense, it is not really representative of America.

At the time the Justice Department called the number of leaks "staggering" and said they were "undermining the ability of our government to function and to protect this country".

"They're not a part of anybody's base, they're not a part of this country", he said.

On NBC News' "Meet the Press", Signer said Trump's campaign went "to the gutter".

When asked by Stephanopoulos if that influence stemmed from Bannon, Scaramucci said, "I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon".

Vanessa Coleman

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