Monday, 14 August 2017

President Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville

Donald Trump has condemned white supremacists and other hate groups following violent clashes in Virginia over the weekend in which a woman was killed.

The US President was under increasing pressure to address the violence in Charlottesville, with politicians from both sides criticising his failure to condemn far-right organisations.

At a news conference at the White House on Monday, Mr Trump said: "Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.

"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

Mr Trump said anyone found to have acted criminally would be held "fully accountable", adding that: "No matter the colour of our skin we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God."

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