Ivanka Trump Condemns ‘White Supremacy and Neo-nazis’


The day after deadly protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. following a “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally, Ivanka Trump issued a more pointed assessment of blame than her father, saying there is “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”

Ivanka Trump calling out “racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis” is the most specific language used by a member of the Trump family. Following an eruption of violence in the college town where one person was killed and 19 people were injured after a car hit protesters leaving a rally.

On Saturday afternoon, President Trump condemned the violence but blamed “many sides.”

The White House issued a statement Sunday saying “The President said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred. Of course that includes white supremacists, KKK Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.” But the president has not used those words himself.

Republicans and Democrats criticized the president for not being more forceful in calling out white nationalists groups.

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SOURCE: USA TODAY, by Eliza Collins