Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Bush presidents condemn racism in statement: 'America must always reject racial bigotry'

Bush presidents condemn racism in statement: 'America must always reject racial bigotry'

But some Republicans spoke out against Trump, using his name directly to emphasize that they don't agree with what he said in Trump Tower.

Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and 19 other people injured in Charlottesville on Saturday when a suspected white supremacist drove his vehicle into a group of counter-protesters.

More than 1,000 people attended the memorial service for Heather Heyer of Charlottesville, Virginia, on Wednesday, with friends and relatives recalling her passion for justice and helping others, ABC News reports. Others have been frustrated by the response from President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday blamed "both sides" for the weekend's violence.

Pence was not the only leading Republican who refused to criticize Trump directly in the wake of the president's Tuesday remarks.

"You had a group on one side that was bad". "I would add though that it is not right to suggest that President Trump is wrong for acknowledging the fact that criminals on both sides showed up for the objective of being violent".

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, on Wednesday issued a statement that was similar to that of the former Bush presidents.

The former presidents said in the joint statement that that they are "praying for Charlottesville".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred and violence".

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ABC's Klein again attempted to link Steve Bannon with white nationalism, despite Breitbart News' internal, effortless diversity . Anthony Scaramucci was sacked as White House communications director after 10 days.

"We must all come together as Americans - and be one country UNITED", she also tweeted, echoing her father, who tweeted the previous day: "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for".

House Speaker Paul Ryan also didn't use Trump's name directly but called the President out in opposition to what he said in the news conference.

Democrats and Republicans swiftly condemned Trump's remarks. Sen. "The President of the United States should say so". Failure to do so gave such organisations a sense of victory and license to hold more events elsewhere, he added.

Authors, journalists and models have all been voicing their thoughts on what has been one of the most controversial weeks of Trump's presidency so far.

"We have freedoms in the country so klansmen and Nazis, they can think their ugly thoughts and spew their disgusting words and they have the right to peacefully assemble", Tapper said.

The US President emphasised that both sides of the clashes contributed to the violence which happened in a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

The statement comes on the heels of the largest white nationalist gathering in the U.S. in decades.

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO trade union federation, became the fifth prominent business leader to resign from Mr Trump's advisory body, the American Manufacturing Council, over the issue.

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