Melania Trump Responds to Charlottesville Clashes Before President Does
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FLOTUS tweeted her sentiments about the “hate” coming out of Charlottesville by saying the following:
On Saturday, white supremacists and other fringe groups took over Charlottesville in preparation for a “Unite the Right” rally that has turned violent. The rally of the so-called alt-right was then met with Antifa counter-protesters and skirmishes ensued.
The violence and subsequent swarm of riot police making arrests, have caused a state of emergency in the state:
President Donald Trump made a public statement about the rally, a little under an hour later, tweeting that the country has “no place for this kind of violence”:
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
This piece has been updated.