After hours of silence, President Donald Trump eventually commented about the white nationalist rally and related violence occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.
“We ALL have to be united & condemn all that despise stands for,” the president tweeted. “There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
He added Another tweet soon after:
Trump tweeted after 1 p.m. on Saturday, almost two hours after Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of crisis in Charlottesville and the town determined that the scheduled Unite the perfect rally protesting the removal of Confederate monuments to be a form of unlawful assembly.
His tweet took a very long time, and it came after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as well as First Lady Melania Trump had already commented.
Their commentary made the president earlier silence particularly noticeable. And a good deal of other folks had their own responses too.
The White House has no official link to the rally planned in Charlottesville, but a number of the marchers were Trump supporters who praised the president once they waved Nazi and Confederate flags. One Twitter user caught video of marchers yelling, “Heil Trump.”
Some of the violence in Virginia was involving the white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters perhaps why Trump’s remark focusing on us all “[coming] together as one.”
Since J.K. Rowling stated, hell of a day to forget how to tweet.
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