First daughter Ivanka Trump said the United States will not tolerate neo-Nazis in a tweet Sunday morning, a day after violence erupted at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that saw one person killed. Her remarks come after her father, President Donald Trump, declined to speak out against the racist protesters gathered at the “Unite the Right” event, many who said they were emboldened by his White House agenda and relationships with white nationalist leaders.
“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis,” Ivanka Trump, who works unpaid at the White House as an adviser to the president, wrote on Twitter. “We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED.”
In contrast, the president said Saturday there were “many sides” to blame for the violence after counter-protesters showed up to express discontent with the message of the white nationalism rally. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides,” Trump said during a press conference form his New Jersey golf course, adding that he was not to blame for the racial tensions. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time,” he continued.
The president was not expected to visit Virginia Sunday or speak about the violence in public remarks. He had no public events on his schedule. A White House spokesperson told reporters Sunday: “The President…
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