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  1. Oct 2017
    1. Alt-right leader Richard Spencer and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke attended the demonstrations. Duke told reporters that the white nationalists were working to, "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump."

      I also think it's crazy that Trump never commented on the actions of the white supremacist groups committing these terror attacks in his name. He continued to remain neutral on the situation and condemn "both sides".

    2. Added Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida: "Nothing patriotic about #Nazis,the #KKK or #WhiteSupremacists It's the direct opposite of what #America seeks to be."

      I definitely agree with Rubio's sentiments that the actions in Charlottesville were an example of terror attacks. Rubio is saying what Trump and the White House are refusing to admit to.

    3. "His failure to address what really happened in Charlottesville, and the role of white supremacists, I think also sends a message that he is not recognizing the real causes of crises even within our own country," Panetta said.

      I think this specific quote really speaks volumes to the refusal to take a definitive stance against the white supremacist groups in Charlottesville. It shows that Trump is refusing to recognize the actions of white supremacist groups as a problem.

    1. "She died trying to bring about that purpose," he told CNN on Sunday. "She was always passionate about the beliefs she held, she had a bigger backbone than I did," he said.

      Heather Heyer was a young woman killed in an act of white supremacy while participating in a counter protest. She was struck with a car driven by a young man with ties to a white supremacist group while in Charlottesville. This was especially significant because she was the only civilian casualty of the Charlottesville situation, and Trump refused to make definitive statements even after her death.

    1. His statement and his subsequent defenses of it were seen by critics as implying moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them.[8]

      In his address to the general population, Trump basically stated that both sides were in the wrong. His stance on the situation was dangerously neutral and lacked any sense of leadership. To compare the two groups together is asinine - one group stands for hatred and white supremacy and the other opposes that and stand for human rights and equality. To make matters worse, Trump has gone on several rampages in the meantime, where he's made more definitive statements about NFL players and the "Rocket Man" from North Korea.