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Donald Trump denounces white nationalists after violence in Charlottesville

President Trump belatedly denounced violence specifically by white supremacist groups Monday, singling out the KKK and neo-Nazis by name after a weekend of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Racism is evil,” Mr. Trump sat at the White House, denouncing “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant” to U.S. values.

His comments came after days of criticism from people in both parties that Mr. Trump hadn’t disavowed white nationalists specifically on Saturday, when one woman was killed and 19 injured after a man drove a car into a crowd demonstrating against neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, Virginia.

At the time, the president decried violence committed “on many sides.”

Mr. Trump held a previously unscheduled meeting at the White House Monday with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and new FBI Director Christopher Wray to receive an update on the situation.


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