One-Year Anniversary of White Nationalist Rallies in Charlottesville

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"The president condemning all acts of racism and violence is a positive step in the right direction", said Scott, the Senate's only black Republican. He revived the matter on Friday, tweeting that the players are expressing outrage "at something that majority are unable to define". A Politico-Morning Consult poll found that "55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump, compared with 16 percent who say they have gotten better". In an interview with NPR, he said, " "I'm not a white supremacist", he said, "I'm not even a white nationalist.

Despite - or perhaps because of - following Barack Obama (who was meant to create a post-racial America) into the White House, Mr Trump is a president with a deeply divisive record on race.

Scores of police officers on foot and on motorcycles protected the extremists and escorted them from a metro station to the White House while counter-demonstrators yelled insults and jeered at them.

"Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!"

Clashes at the rally resulted in at least 30 injuries and the death of Heather Heyer, after a vehicle driven by James Alex Fields Jr. plowed into a group of counter-protesters.

President Donald Trump was roundly condemned a year ago for saying there was "blame on both sides" for the violence, condemning the anti-fascists who came "with clubs in their hands".

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"The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremists groups". He ended his tweet by wishing "Peace to ALL Americans!"

According to a CBS News poll taken in the days after the Charlottesville clashes, a wide share of Democrats - about 7 in 10 - said Trump's policies encouraged racial division in the country, little different from a poll conducted earlier in the year. "We do not want the image of being a bunch of weird losers who march around like assholes while completely outnumbered and get mocked by the entire planet". I believe that for me, and for many other Americans, the "Unite the Right" rally was the moment that the Trump presidency started to feel like the dystopia some had anticipated.

CNN anchor Victor Blackwell responded to President Donald Trump's tweet about the anniversary of Charlottesville by reminding viewers of Trump's own record.

"There are strong signs from the White House to both houses of Congress that we are making progress as the party of Lincoln", Scott added.

"One of the oldest strategies is to call into question the intellect of African-Americans", Mitch Landrieu, the former Democratic mayor of New Orleans, told the Associated Press.

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