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President Trump Tweets About Violence in VA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -

President Donald Trump tweeted about the violence that has erupted amid a white supremacist march in Virginia.

Trump tweeted Saturday (8/12) that, "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for." He then wrote "There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"

The demonstrations began Friday (8/11) in Charlottesville with white nationalists marching through town and while carrying lit torches. The demonstrators then clashed with counter-protesters.

Some of the white nationalists cited Trump's victory as validation for their beliefs.

The White House was silent for hours about the clashes except for a solitary tweet from First Lady Melania Trump. The president has received previous criticism for being slow to condemn acts of hate done in his name.

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