In Second Speech, Donald Trump Calls Out KKK, Neo-Nazis By Name

Lester Mason
August 15, 2017

"Including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups".

"Anyone who acted criminally this weekend's violence, you will be held fully accountable", Trump said.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides", the president said during a previously-scheduled press event at his golf club in New Jersey. Left-leaning French publication Libération went with the bold front page of a group of torch-carrying white supremacists in Charlottesville with the three-word headline: "La Maison Blanche", or the White House.

Mr Trump's unscheduled briefing came after he met Federal Bureau of Investigation director Chris Wray and Attorney-General Jeff Sessions about the violence on Saturday.

"Many in the media spent an very bad lot of time focusing on what the president said and criticisms of what the president said instead of criticizing those who brought that hatred and violence to the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia", Pence told NBC News during his trip to Colombia.

Mr Frazier, who is African American, resigned because "leaders must honour our fundamental values" by "rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy". Two Virginia state troopers also died when their surveillance helicopter crashed.

And he specifically named the KKK and the neo-Nazis who participated in the Charlottesville protest, which resulted in a woman's death when a 20-year-old OH man ran over a group of counter-protesters. "Justice will be delivered".

Now, some white supremacists seem to be celebrating Trump's comments.

"I love our country and company".

He did not directly mention Trump's earlier response to this weekend's violent clashes, but said "as CEO of Merck and as a matter of personal conscience I feel a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism".

The driver, identified as 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr, was being held without bail on murder charge.

"But he should speak out, be more stern, and crack down on these white supremacists and speak harsher about it, make a direct appeal to the white supremacists that he's not going to tolerate this".

Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists gathered to oppose plans to remove a Confederate statue in the Virginia college town over the weekend.

Trump had been assailed from across the political spectrum for failing to respond more forcefully to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville.

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