Charlottesville riots: anti-fascist campaigners march as Donald Trump condemns 'KKK, neo-nazi and all extremist groups'
Donald Trump's condemnation of violence and hate includes "white supremacists", the White House has said.
The clarification stopped far short of what a growing number of Republicans have urged the president to do: directly call out and condemn white supremacy.
The White House said President Trump condemned extremist groups including white supremacists, a day after the president didn’t single out far-right nationalists when he blamed “many sides” for the Charlottesville violence.
A White House representative issued a statement Sunday morning that more directly condemned white supremacists, the KKK and neo-Nazis than President Donald Trump had in the wake of deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia.
WHITE HOUSE PUSHBACK: Trump condemns ‘white supremacists,’ other extremists behind rallies, officials say
President Trump specifically condemns “white supremacists” and other extremist groups as forces behind the deadly protests and counter-protests this weekend in Virginia, a White House spokesperson said Sunday.
A White House adviser on Sunday explicitly condemned white supremacists, going further than President Trump did Saturday on a violent attack on anti-racism counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
US president condemned violence ‘on many sides’ after at least one killed in clashes
Speaking from his golf club in New Jersey, the president did not specifically criticize the marching white supremacists or their Nazi-era slogans.