No room in U.S. for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump

Clay Curtis
August 14, 2018

Trump's tweet on Saturday faced criticism on social media as some jumped on the his wording of "all types of racism", after his claim previous year that "both sides" were responsible for the violence. But there are doubts if they will be able to raise that many people.

Richard Spencer, a prominent member of the alt-right and president of a white supremacist think tank, said he would not be attending the rally.

The Trumps are not in Washington - the president is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf resort - but both appeared keen to get a handle on the situation before it turned ugly. Soon after though, he said that while there were bad people in the white supremacist group, "you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides".

Protected by throngs of D.C. Metro police officers, Kessler and about two dozen followers took a local subway train from suburban Virginia into downtown Washington early Sunday afternoon, well before the rally's planned start time at 5:30 pm. Forty-five percent of Americans feel the president tries to treat whites and racial minorities the same, including eight in 10 Republicans who describe his intentions that way. Instead, he claimed "both sides" were responsible for the violence that resulted in Heyer's death.

Saturday, he gave the same wink to white grievance mongers, insisting on Twitter, "The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. Peace to ALL Americans".

Charlottesville prompted some Republican leaders to condemn him.

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Authorities have promised an enormous security presence to avoid a repeat of the street brawls that broke out a year ago in downtown Charlottesville after neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other hate groups marched through the city.

Over 600 people gathered in Charlottesville to express their rejection of white supremacy, nearly a year after the neo-Nazi protests left three dead in this U.S. city.

"We must come together as a nation" is rich coming from the president who has done more to fan anti-immigrant, racist hatred than any modern president.

The president's diplomatic skills are sure to be tested on Sunday, when Unite the Right, a broad group uniting white supremacists, Confederate sympathizers, and more mainstream conservatives, gather for a second rally.

"Either people have a short memory or they've brushed it under the rug and they're focused on what's really important: their ability to take care of themselves economically", said Michael Barnett, an African-American Trump ally who serves as chairman of the Palm Beach GOP and vice chairman of the Florida GOP.

Manigault Newman is a former "Apprentice" star. He was propelled to power in part by a white working-class political base, and analysts say he returns to that core when confronted with political peril.

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