Trump criticised over response to far-right

US President Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the violence at a white supremacist rally.

A woman was killed and 19 people injured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump condemned violence by “many sides” – but stopped short of explicitly condemning the far-right.

Republican Senator Cory Gardner said “Mr. President – we must call evil by its name.”

He added: “These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”

His comments were echoed by senior Republican figures.

Hundreds of white nationalists converged for Saturday’s “Unite the Right” march, called to protest against the removal of a statue of a Southern civil war hero.

The far-right demonstrators, who included neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, clashed with counter-protesters. People punched and kicked each other, and pepper spray, used by both sides, filled the air.

As the rally was dispersed, a car was driven into a crowd of counter-protesters, the force of the crash flinging people into the air.

Twenty-year-old James Fields from Ohio, the alleged driver, is in detention on suspicion of second-degree murder and the FBI has opened a civil rights investigation.

8 Responses to Trump criticised over response to far-right

  1. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow August 13, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Waste of news space….The devil wears an Orange not Red exterior

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  2. Scott Phillips
    Scott Phillips August 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    With good reason!

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  3. jrsmith August 13, 2017 at 10:09 am

    If people ***s in bottle the answer ,blame Donald Trump all the problems we are seeing is from the pass no guts leaders …. You cannot miss the behaviour by these so call Americans , they should be shame for the world to see they are claiming democracy fighting like dogs in the streets , the same behaviour from most of the countries they came from for a better life in the (US) covered faces , helmets weapons then play the national anthem and they all put they hands on they hearts , they are all a bunch of wankers………………………………………………

    Our bajan people is not learning anything from the world at large politicians are out of hand ,they are working in the interest of some but not in interest of the people ………. ……We in barbados must wake up stop leaning on the crappy world ,lets lean on each others shoulders as genuine bajans to put our country right…. Our politicians have lost the plot because they never intend to put one in place…………………………………………

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  4. Randy Hartman
    Randy Hartman August 13, 2017 at 10:40 am

    The hateful ignorant racist bigot is his base.. so no surprise at what he said.. just look at his very White House team is full of KKK psychopaths

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  5. Jonathan Moore
    Jonathan Moore August 13, 2017 at 10:58 am

    WHY WOULD ANYONE EXPECT TRUMP TO CRITASISE RACIST . THEY ARE HIS PEOPLE.

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  6. Jennifer August 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I do not know why this president remarks or lack thereof would be any surprise to any one. This said president said that he was planning to drain the dirty water from the swamp and make America great again – does people not know what he meant?????? White America voted for this bea$t. This man is no different to any of the other presidents, the only and biggest agenda of the white race is to keep their foot in the neck of black people. (Lion on lamb mentality). And all whites who disagree, ask yourselves would you like things the other way around??? and answer honestly please. America will come under judgement for the same black people that they have disenfranchised and persecuted. Time is a bit**.
    And that Zebra Obaaaama was just like him too with his bullin* agenda.

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  7. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner August 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Come on folks why ya all surprise these rednecks voted for Donald Trump.

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