As news broke of a terrorist attack in Paris in November 2015, Trump immediately tweeted that he was praying for "the victims and hostages".
President Trump's response to Saturday's fatal racial clash in Charlottesville, Virginia drew widespread criticism on Saturday from civil rights groups and lawmakers of both parties who said the president did not go far enough to condemn the white supremacists who provoked the violent mayhem.
- February 2: Fights break out when the founder of a far-right men's organization appears at New York University, leading to 11 arrests.
"The shocking violence in Charlottesville - and the abhorrent ideology behind it - have no place in America or anywhere in the world", Garcetti said. "If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it".
The mayor of Charlottesville, Va., said one person was killed Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a group of pedestrians during the second day of white nationalist protests.
Invoking the torch-lit march of mostly young, white men through Charlottesville Friday night, House Democrats tweeted a photo of the Statue of Liberty with the message "The torch of liberty outshines darkness and hate".
State police managed to apprehend a unsafe criminal. And they celebrated Trump selecting Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist, who formerly ran the right-wing Breitbart News and advocated for what he calls the "alt-right" movement.
"Today's attack is not the results of "many sides" - it's an act of domestic terrorism".
I've been watching soccer all day (the first full match day of the 2017-18 Premier League season), so I'm just hearing the terrible news about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"It has been going on for a long time in our country, not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama". "There was violence between protesters and counter protesters today". "We seek words of strength and firmness when it comes to dealing with white nationalists".
"This weekend, white nationalists terrorized Charlottesville and the rest of our country".
Police used megaphones to order protesters out of the park. He scolded both sides and treated their offences as being equal. After a short statement on Charlottesville, he talked about the economy and greeted assembled veterans, before leaving without answering shouted questions from reporters.
It's hard to imagine a less presidential statement in a time in which the country looks to its elected leader to stand up against intolerance and hatred.
- "There is only one side".
The president's failure to mention Charlottesville specifically in his tweet invited further criticism, since other Republicans - including his wife, Melania, almost an hour before him - had done so.
Some Republicans took a similar approach. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. "But we can not forget that this is also a symptom of the rhetoric the Trump Administration has supported since the Presidential Election and into the White House, promoting violence, attacking civil rights, and allowing organizations backed by bigots to thrive", the NAN statement reads.