A Virginia newspaper used President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” comment as its headline for the violent hatred in Charlottesville.
The Daily Progress went with the headline “Fire and Fury” to describe Friday’s torch protest ahead of a Unite the Right rally in response to the planned removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
— Mike Fox (@JustCallMeFoxy) August 12, 2017
Violence broke out as white supremacists wielding torches stormed the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.
Jon Levine is calling for a complete and total shutdown of Pier One Imports until we can figure out what the hell is going on pic.twitter.com/JFQSkuI15L
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) August 12, 2017
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke appeared at the rally Saturday, and name checked the president.
Duke called the rally a “turning point,” adding “We are determined to take our country back.”
“We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
— Mykal McEldowney (@mykalmphoto) August 12, 2017
Trump broke his silence hours after the violent clashes began, but did not mention racism or Charlottesville once.
“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for,” Trump tweeted. “There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
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