Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer (D) on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump for his campaign's "intentional courting" of white supremacist groups and his failure to condemn them in the wake of violence at a rally that left dozens injured.
A woman was killed and 19 injured in the university town Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd after a white nationalist protest rally turned violent.
The former White House staffer's comments come at the same timeTrump's daughter Ivanka took to social media to condemn the racist violence that saw one man driver a auto into a crowd of people.
"Hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now", he said.
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". "It's been going on for a long, long time". These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.
"I think there are elements inside of Washington, also inclusive in the White House, that are not necessarily abetting the President's interests or his agenda".
"It's now on the President and on all of us to say, enough is enough", he added. Marco Rubio, wrote: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis, the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be".
Finally, former President Barack Obama weighed in Saturday evening, as the events of the day appeared to have calmed down both in Charlottesville and online.
In a statement responding to the deadly attack, Trump blamed "many sides". "Until @POTUS specifically condemns alt-right action in Charlottesville, he hasn't done his job".
This is a low point - another - in the United States. His tweet sending condolences to the woman killed in the protests came more than five hours after the incident.
"It meets the definition of terrorism". You saw her tweet this morning.
Here is what Trump's statement on Saturday said, "But we're closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia".
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. "There was violence between protesters and counter protesters today". At least three people have been killed, two Virginia State police officers felled in a helicopter crash and one demonstrator who died after a vehicle [allegedly driven by a white man identified by police as 20-year-old James Fields Jr.] intentionally rammed into protesters. David Duke, the ex-Klan leader turned early and enthusiastic supporter of Trump, now insists, in the aftermath of Virginia's carnage, that white voters want to see the promise of Donald Trump "fulfilled".
Trump's speech also drew praise from the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, which wrote: "Trump comments were good". A recent study found that between 2008 and 2016, the number of designated terrorist attacks on US soil carried out by right-wing extremist groups, including white supremacists, outnumbered those carried out by Islamists by 2 to 1. Nothing specific against us.
"Look at the campaign he ran".
SCARAMUCCI: Well, I think the president knows what he's going to do with Steve Bannon.