Neo-nazis and white supremacists are celebrating Trump's remarks about the Charlottesville riots

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"We must stand together against hate", Rauner tweeted.

On Saturday afternoon, participants of the "Unite the Right" rally and counterprotesters clashed in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. He said he thinks removing the statue amounts to erasing history and said the "counter-protesters are crazier than the alt-right". Our message is plain and simple: "go home", McAuliffe told a news conference. "There are not 'many sides" here, just right and wrong.' - Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Twitter.

"So when I watch Charlottesville, to me it's very, very sad", Trump said.

But some of the white nationalists cited Trump's victory as validation for their beliefs, and Trump's critics pointed to the president's racially tinged rhetoric as exploiting the nation's festering racial tension.

"@POTUS needs to speak out against the poisonous resurgence of white supremacy".

"It is now clear that public safety can not be safeguarded without additional powers, and that the mostly out-of-state protesters have come to Virginia to endanger our citizens and property", McAuliffe wrote in a statement on his emergency declaration. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in America today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president, " he told The Associated Press.

The violence in Charlottesville is the latest clash between far-rightists, some of whom have claimed allegiance to Trump, and the president's opponents since his inauguration in January, when black-clad anti-Trump protesters in Washington smashed windows, torched cars and clashed with police, leading to more than 200 arrests. Counter-protesters say they will attend the events and "shut them down". The protests continued into Saturday and turned deadly when a vehicle plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters.

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"So glad GEOTUS called this bulls-t out for what it really is", said another commenter, using an acronym to refer to Trump that stands for "God Emperor of the United States'".

President Trump earlier in the day on Twitter said Americans must unite against hate, although he didn't specifically condemn the white nationalist sentiment or Nazi symbols that appeared in Charlottesville. He didn't attack us.

- 'The violence, chaos, and apparent loss of life in Charlottesville is not the fault of 'many sides.' It is racists and white supremacists.' - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat. Nothing specific against us.

His tweet also came after former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke referred to Trump in comments made to media interviewers in Charlottesville.

"I want to urge my fellow Virginians, who may consider joining either in support or opposition to the planned rally, to make alternative plans", he said in a statement. Trump tweeted condolences about the woman killed the protests Saturday evening, more than five hours after the crash. Bannon formerly ran the right-wing Breitbart News and advocated for what he calls the "alt-right" movement.

"But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets".

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