Trump Condemns KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists as ‘Criminals and Thugs’
After being hashly criticized for lack of response to the violence during a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, US President Donald Trump condemned KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs.”
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. It has no place in America,” Trump stated.
The US president told reporters at the White House that “racism is evil,” adding that those responsible for violence in the city would be held accountable.
Trump promised to restore law and order in the US. “As a candidate, I promised to restore law and order to our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. We will spare no resource in fighting so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear.”
The US Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the Charlottesville, Virginia car ramming attack that killed one woman and injured more than 30 people amid a white supremacist rally on Saturday, he said.
“I just met with FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation to the deadly car attack that killed an innocent American woman.”