Trump Finally Responds to Violence in Charlottesville

On any given day, the Twitterverse can expect to see a number of tweets from President Donald Trump. An early riser, Trump typically starts his day within the 6 a.m. hour, tweeting about various things like the fake news media, North Korea and most recently Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s apparent incompetence repealing and replacing Obamacare.

Although the president is in the middle of a 17-day working vacation, he’s still been up at the crack of dawn, retweeting his pals at Fox & Friends and sharing polls that show he’s allegedly a better president than his predecessor Barack Obama.

However, Trump, who is said to be locked into social media and cable news from the moment he wakes up, must have finally decided to sleep in on Saturday, which just so happened to be the day white nationalists caused civil unrest in the tiny town of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Violent Clashes Erupt at ‘Unite The Right’ Rally In Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 12: The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee stands behind a crowd of hundreds of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the ‘alt-right’ during the ‘Unite the Right’ rally August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. After clashes with anti-fascist protesters and police the rally was declared an unlawful gathering and people were forced out of Lee Park, where a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is slated to be removed. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Alt-right leaders, neo-nazi groups and white rights activists had organized the “Unite the Right” rally on Saturday in an effort to prevent the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. However, the rally was shut down before it could even begin due to a wave of violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.

The event was supposed to kick off at noon, but by 11 a.m. the city declared a state of emergency after several were injured from fighting, including a University of Virginia police officer. Forty minutes later, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made his own declaration, condemning the hateful rhetoric and violence.

Trump, on the other hand, was ghost. In fact, not long after a state of emergency was declared in the city, Trump’s wife First Lady Melania Trump managed to comment on the violence taking place in Charlottesville before her husband, using the nationally trending hashtag #Charlottesville to say, “no good comes…

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