President Trump, GOP Leaders Speak on White Nationalist Rally

Jennifer Van Laar
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Posted: Aug 12, 2017 1:09 PM
President Trump, GOP Leaders Speak on White Nationalist Rally

As law enforcement officers are working to calm the situation in Charlottesville, where a white nationalist rally turned violent, President Trump and GOP leaders are denouncing the violence and hate.

First Lady Melania Trump also took to Twitter.

Vice President Pence retweeted President Trump, adding that we should oppose those seeking to divide us.

Neither Trump specifically called out the white nationalist views, but Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Orrin Hatch did.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich also commented.

Progressives have been demanding that conservatives denounce the violence and hate, as if conservatives are responsible for the white nationalists' hateful attitudes. Conservative politicians and pundits have nearly unanimously done so - and not because it was a demand from the left - which is something the left ought to take note of.