President Trump Condemns White Supremacists After Charlottesville Violence





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Has President Trump done enough to condemn white supremacy?

President Donald Trump recently signed a resolution in which he condemns "hatred, bigotry and racism in all forms." This statement comes nearly a month after violence erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Trump responded by claiming "both sides" were responsible for the unrest. Many are saying it's too little too late. But others believe Trump has done enough to denounce racism. 

What do you think?

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Trump recently signed a resolution officially condemning the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia last month.

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The resolution came after Congress passed a bipartisan joint resolution of their own specifically condemning racists groups and urging the president to do the same.

...rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups, and urging the President and the President's Cabinet to use all the available resources to address the threats posed by those groups.

But Trump continues to send mixed messages; likening Antifa to white supremacists, and defending his claim that "both sides" were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville.

It was the latest shift in Mr. Trump's constantly evolving statements about Charlottesville. He has alternately condemned the hate groups and drawn a moral equivalence between them and the counterprotesters. On Thursday night, he signed a nonbinding congressional resolution urging him to condemn groups like white supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan. But earlier in the day, Mr. Trump reverted to the unapologetic stance he took in a news conference last month at Trump Tower.

Many believe Trump has done more than enough to denounce white supremacy.

I don't like Trump, but he did condemn supremacists. So why call him a white supremacist with this #NaziBucketChallenge thing?

-- RugguSauce (@RuggedSavior) September 15, 2017

He has done that already!! Now get something done that moves the ball forward in #MAGA. Stop wasting time!

-- Debbie Hernandez (@dpouncer51) September 15, 2017

And some supporters criticize the left for not condemning groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Criticizes Trump for "not fully condemning hate groups."

Proceeds to back the Antifa.

-- Classic Weirdo (@lamboavent6) September 15, 2017

But others are not buying Trump's resolution, and believe he is too sympathetic to hate groups.

Hitler condemning racism wouldn't make him less anti-Semitic. Trump condemning racism does not absolve racist comments & acts. #JemeleHill

-- Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) September 15, 2017

I am a mother of two boys and I'm raising them to call out racism when they see it. Donald Trump is a white supremacist. #StandWithJemele

-- Boston Leigh (@GirlNamedBoston) September 15, 2017

@realDonaldTrump did it really have to take an act of Congress for you to do the right thing? What kind of parents did you have?

-- Standup4all (@BrendaBaldino1) September 15, 2017

I'm getting whiplash trying to keep up with 45's comments on Charlottesville.

-- Gina M. Pham (@GinaPham) September 15, 2017

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