Trump makes another statement on the Charlottesville attacks.
In the wake of the horrific vehicular murder in the Charlottesville riots, Donald Trump has issued a new statement addressing the recent events. Unlike his previous statement on Charlottesville, which neglected to single out neo-Nazis, KKK, or white supremacist groups by name, this new one took a far more direct approach. This time, Trump made the wise decision of condemning those deserving of condemnation, stating "racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."
The statement came earlier today, and as stated, carries a vast tonal difference from his previous statement. The first one cited "all sides" responsible for the violence, and many felt the ambiguity prevented him from full offending some of his core supporters. Now, it would appear that the President has listened to some sort of council, and his latest message comes across as more focused. While some feel it may be too little, too late, there is still hope that Trump's call-out of white supremacist groups will perhaps deter them from their emboldened behavior.
Check out the full statement below, courtesy of CNN.