Members of the broader "alt-right" poured into the Virginia town over the weekend, with sects within that group including Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members, and white nationalists. In clashes with counter-protesters, these groups wreaked havoc, with one horrifying bit of video footage showing a car careening into a crowd of protesters, peeling away from the scene by throwing their car into reverse.
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Moment of attack, as KKK attack-vehicle plows through crowd of counter-protesters in #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/wyIWJUz1ci— TheAnonJournal (@TheAnonJournal) August 12, 2017
Given the violence on display in Charlottesville, forceful language from the country's leaders was the bare minimum to be expected. But when Donald Trump finally addressed the powder keg in Virginia early Saturday afternoon, he offered a mild statement, not condemning any one group and instead calling for all to unite.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Read more at Complex