Trump, Ivanka condemn racism ahead of right-wing rally

Trump, Ivanka condemn racism ahead of right-wing rally”

As white nationalists planned to gather in front of the White House on Sunday to mark the anniversary of last year's violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump denounced "all types of racism" but did not specifically condemn the supremacists.

The "Unite the Right 2" march - held to commemorate the anniversary of a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that claimed three lives - will be countered by marchers that have come together from a range of organisations such as Black Lives Matter and DC United Against Hate.

"We must come together as a nation", he said. Meanwhile, white supremacists shifted the location of their march: A small group of white nationalists, about two dozen, marched in downtown Washington, D.C., making their way to Lafayette Square Park near the White House, where they were met with thousands of counterprotestors that were divided by metal fences and heavy police enforcement.

During the rally, a young neo-Nazi rammed his vehicle into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people.

In agreement with Mia Farrow, other Twitter users pointed out that Ivanka does not have the moral high ground to express condemnation for white supremacy, given her father's evident reluctance to disavow white nationalism. Peace to ALL Americans!

Andrew Stroelhein, European Media Director of Human Rights Watch, tweeted that Trump was "still doing that "both sides" thing, which sounds fine on the face of it - to people who are willing & able to forget that one side is nazis & pro-slavery thugs". "I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence", Mr Trump said in his latest comments on the issue on Saturday.

Kessler also explained to the New York Times that the low turnout was due to "an atmosphere of intimidation" that emerged after last year's events, as many participants of nationalist groups have been publicly attacked and have even lost their jobs. The senator said he laid out his "opportunity zones" legislation. "But the reality of it is that there are pockets of this nation where the recovery has been uneven and the opportunity zone legislation supported by the president will have a positive impact, a power impact, in communities that are distressed and, disproportionately, communities that are black and brown". Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. "And the fact of the matter is the rhetoric comes from both sides - that we can name some Congress members on the Left who have said some poisonous and toxic things, and I can certainly name folks on the Right who have done the same thing", Scott said.

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