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Key Words: Trump on events in Charlottesville: ‘There is no place for this kind of violence in America’

August 13
01:05 2017

President Trump faced criticism on Twitter and elsewhere Friday night and Saturday morning before breaking his silence on the matter of the Unite the Right event in Charlottesville, Va., and the chaos and violence surrounding it, which resulted in the gubernatorial declaration of a state of emergency, but by afternoon Trump had posted a message on the social-media platform:

He later added that he judged the events in Charlottesville “sad”:

See: ‘Fire and fury,’ pronounces banner headline of Charlottesville, Va., newspaper

Plus: Virginia elected officials on alert as Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ marchers chant Nazi-era slogan

The president’s initial message followed tweets from the first lady, Melania Trump, from former president Bill Clinton, from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and from numerous other political-sphere notables:

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that he supported Trump’s post:

Among notable names involved in the divisive 2016 campaign posting reactions were Tim Kaine, running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and a U.S. senator from the commonwealth of Virginia, and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida:

The latest: Car strikes crowd of demonstrators after white nationalist rally’s cancellation in Charlottesville, Va.

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