At least one person has died and 19 were injured after a vehicle ploughed into anti-fascist protesters opposing a major white nationalist march planned for this weekend.
Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer said the march and rally in Charlottesville go against everything the American flag stands for.
"Unfortunately, white supremacists still supporting the symbols of racial hatred and still fighting a war that sought to enslave people because of the color of their skin", Frazier said in the statement. "We have unemployment, the lowest it's been in nearly 17 years", he said, speaking at an event meant to mark signing legislation addressing veterans' issues. Virginia State Police will be assisting local authorities, and a spokesman said the Virginia National Guard "will closely monitor the situation and will be able to rapidly respond and provide additional assistance if needed". He called for "a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives". Please all-go home to your families. Trump added that: "whatever other assistance is needed we [the trump administration] are ready, willing and able". "Today, in 2017, we are seeing a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights", he said.
Mr Trump said: "We want to see what we're doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen".
No, Donald Trump, what is "very, very sad" is that the president of the country can not even give a delayed response to horrific violence carried about by a seething, hate-driven mob in the name of retrogressive bigotry without patting himself on the back.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. The tweet, however made no mention of the white nationalists, whose gathering was central to the violence.
His comments came shortly after confirmation that one person had died in the violence. "No good comes from violence".
Bottom line: Trump-loving white nationalists riot In Virginia. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.
- "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name".
Several Republican senators referred to the violence as a case of "domestic terrorism". Brian Fallon, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton's campaign, said on CNN that he found Trump's statement "generic".
Trump has been criticized in the past for taking too long to reject support from white supremacists.
She said her son hadn't given her any details about the rally but that she told him "to be careful" and to peaceful. "It's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be".
In an emotional news conference, Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe sent a message to the white nationalists who held the rally.