President Trump came under broad criticism this weekend for failing to denounce white nationalism while commenting on the violence in Charlottesville Saturday. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence," Trump said, adding, "on many sides, on many sides." "Did Trump really say that he condemns the violence on 'many sides'?" asked Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson. "The white folks with tiki torches brought the violence, own it." It is "Very important for the nation to hear @potus describe events in #Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by #whitesupremacists," tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of many lawmakers, including Republicans, who spoke more explicitly than Trump. On Sunday, a White House statement said "of course" Trump's condemnation of violence "includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups."
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