The White House has defended US president Donald Trump’s reaction to a deadly attack by white supremacists on anti-racism protestors in the city of Charlottesville.
Trump came under fire for his comments and failure to name those who were at the racial protest.
We will continue to follow developments in Charlottesville, and will provide whatever assistance is needed. We are ready, willing and able. pic.twitter.com/mCTYBgUePi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
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Mr Trump condemned violence from “many sides” but stopped short of explicitly condemning the far right.
He’s suffered backlash from within his own party with Senator Cory Gardner urging the president to take action against those responsible.
Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism. https://t.co/PaPNiPPAoW
— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) August 12, 2017