Charlottesville: Trump crit­i­cised over re­sponse to far-right

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US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is fac­ing crit­i­cism from both Repub­li­cans and Democrats for his re­sponse to vi­o­lence at a Vir­ginia white su­prem­a­cist rally.

A woman was killed and 19 were in­jured when a car ploughed into a crowd of counter-pro­test­ers in Charlottesville.

Mr Trump con­demned vi­o­lence by “many sides” - but stopped short of ex­plic­itly con­demn­ing the far-right.

The White House has since clar­i­fied in a state­ment that his con­dem­na­tion in­cluded white su­prem­a­cists.

“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, neoNazi and all ex­trem­ist groups,” a spokesper­son said on Sun­day.

Later on Sun­day, one of the or­gan­is­ers of the march, Ja­son Kessler, was chased away as he tried to give a press con­fer­ence.

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