Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as ‘criminals and thugs,’ says ‘racism is evil’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is saying that “racism is evil” as he condemns the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists as “criminals and thugs.”

He is speaking in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House after meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI director Christopher Wray about the race-fueled violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump has come under fire for his comments Saturday that “many sides” are to blame for the violence. In those remarks, he did not single out white supremacists or any other hate group, even as Republican lawmakers and others in his White House did condemn them by name.

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8 comments

  • steve

    Hey, FOX17. How is is that every photo of Trump that shows up here shows him in the most unflattering ways possible. He’s either yelling, sloppily dressed, or, as in this photo, he looks like a happy drunk. Do you go out of your way to make him look as unpresidential as possible or is it just by accident?

    • Jack Grenan

      Here is the challenge that I make to everyone who reads this note! Think about the comments made below.There is an epidemic of severe mental illness in our country. NO SANE PERSON CAN DENY THIS! In a democracy it is good that everyone can have their own opinion, the bad is everyone can have their own opinion. Hate may be the exception, sort of, the courts decide these issues!
      Trump is an EZ target so he gets hit everyday. BUT HE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY, I REPEAT EVERY ACT OF HATE IN OUR COUNTRY! Remember some of the rhetoric coming from a pastor or two in Chicago that we heard on tape. Bernie Sanders was cheated by his OWN party! He said alot and suddenly quit and worked for Hillary. He talked about the LOWER class & it’s struggles but he owns 3 big homes …..He is in the 1% who have 99% of our country’s wealth!!!
      Whenever you have two groups face off as in Virginia YOU ARE ASKING FOR TROUBLE! The security WAS NOT HANDLED WELL! The National Guard should have been their & NO PERMITS ALLOWED UNTIL THE GUARD WAS THERE or HAVE THE 2 GROUPS protest in different areas OR make sure the local police know what the heck they needed to do!!!! Recently have many incidents have we had around the world with cars & trucks being used as weapons! Wake up folks our country IS very different and violent now! Please push for more Stat paid for in patient mental health facilities.