On Monday, President Donald Trump issued a subsequent statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville which left one person dead and several others injured.
Trump spoke to the press and specifically addressed white supremacy in America, “Racism is evil — and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
“Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America,” he added. “To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered.”
Trump’s second statement was much more clear and direct than the one given on Saturday immediately after the attack.
Trump announced in his original statement, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time.”
“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,” he continued. “We will spare no resource in fighting so that every American child can grow up free from violence and fear. We will defend and protect the sacred rights of all Americans and we will work together so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow their dreams, in their hearts, and to express the love and joy in our souls.”
First reported by The Blaze.