While President Trump is being criticized for failing to call out specific hate groups after violence broke out at a white nationalist rally in Virginia, his daughter Ivanka took to Twitter on Sunday to say there is “no place in society” for such organizations.
“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” wrote Ivanka Trump, who is also a White House adviser.
“We must all come together as Americans – and be one country UNITED. #Charlottesville ,” she added.
Speaking on Saturday from his golf resort in Bedminster, NJ, after hate groups clashed with counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Trump blamed the violence on the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides .”
Without mentioning any group by name, he called for a “study” of the “situation.”
Democrats and Republicans blasted Trump immediately for what he left unsaid.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) wrote on Twitter: “We must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”
Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, also a top White House adviser, are both practicing Orthodox Jews. She converted to Judaism before marrying him in 2009.
One person was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters on a downtown Charlottesville street. Another 19 people were injured.
Two Virginia State Police officers were also killed when their helicopter crashed while monitoring the protests.