LeBron James Reacts To Charlottesville Riot, Calls Out Donald Trump

LeBron James Reacts To Charlottesville Riot, Calls Out Donald Trump

During the chaos, one person was killed and 35 others injured when a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters.

"President Trump condemned the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia Saturday and called for a "swift restoration of law and order".

The star forward was a vocal supporter of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election, and he has been outspoken on issues of violence and racism in America.

Biden's tweet was retweeted over 79,000 times. Not as wrought by organizers who included ex-Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who said the event served "to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump". Later that day, a police helicopter went down outside the city, killing two officers.

By now, an agonized nation knows all too well not to expect any such thing from the present holder of the title. That means Trump could be playing golf, or he could be hitting golf balls on the range, or he could be twiddling his thumbs. Trump officials asked McIlroy if he would play at the last minute on Saturday night for a Sunday tee time.

To many, including James, Trump's messaging didn't go nearly far enough to denounce the white supremacists, some of whom align themselves with the President. For the latest coverage on the deadly violence in Charlottesville, make sure to follow CBS News.