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Trump condemns racism, violence on anniversary of Charlottesville clash

August 11, 2018 - 5:13 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump on condemned “all forms of racism and violence” on the anniversary of the violent Charlottesville alt-right march.

Trump took to Twitter to call on Americans to unite on the anniversary of a protest march in Virginia that sparked a violent clash between participants and counter-protesters.

“The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,” Trump wrote. “We much come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”

Last year, Trump had a controversial response to the Charlottesville violence in which he said “both sides” were to blame for the conflict.

He called the alt-right protesters “fine people” and was harshly criticized by both Democrats and Republicans.

Since the incident, the president has become heavily involved in even more high-profile debates over race. Most recently, his comments on the NFL’s anthem protests have been blasted as racially insensitive.