‘Racism is Evil’ — Donald Trump Condemns KKK, Neo-Nazis, and White Supremacists

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President Donald Trump denounced hate groups at the White House on Monday, responding to critics of his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virgina surrounding an alt-right rally. “Racism is evil – and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists,” Trump said.  The president made his remarks in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the FBI Director Chris Wray. Trump specifically named the woman killed during the protests after a reported Nazi sympathizer drove into a crowd of counter protesters. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,” he said.  Prior to the speech, however, some critics made it clear that it did not matter what Trump said, citing his earlier response to the crisis. “No matter what [the president] says now-first instincts always revealing; his was to look into the camera and say “many sides” — that can’t be erased,” former Secretary of State John Kerry wrote on Twitter.  
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