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Donald Trump needs to clearly denounce white supremacists in Charlottesville — Marco Rubio

Donald Trump needs to clearly denounce white supremacists in Charlottesville — Marco Rubio

Trump condemned "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".

Democrat Senator Michael Bennet likewise called upon the president to denounce the violent actions.

For context, keep in mind that these are not back-bench Republicans.

"Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville". This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such", said Gardner in one post, adding, "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name. Here is everything Trump has tweeted since he was sworn in as 45th president of the United States.

One person was killed and nineteen were injured after someone drove their vehicle into a crowd during the chaos, which was between white nationalist protesters and other counter protesters.

The events in Virginia prompted the governor there, Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, to declare a state of emergency.

Earlier Saturday, Trump denounced the violence on Twitter. And, as much as possible, we'll relate what else was going on at the time.

Taking it one step further than his colleagues on the Hill, Gardner called out President Donald Trump for failing to "call evil by its name".

White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. "He just said the nation should come together".

U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman said he was heartbroken to hear about the deadly violence, and also called the events a "domestic terror attack".

Trump is calling for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives". In July, the Ku Klux Klan held a rally in the city's Justice Park where they were met by thousands of counter-protesters.

This is the latest and by far the most violent far right-led rally in the city.

This story continues to develop.