Charlottesville, Virginia — now, in the wake of the publicized “Unite the Right” rally, an event organized by white nationalists, three people are confirmed dead, and many others were injured. President Trump released a strong warning to all would-be terrorists.
The president took to Twitter Saturday afternoon and stated: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one!” The message here is clear — we should not tolerate hatred, regardless of what side it comes from.
The event that sparked this tweet involved a man named James Alex Fields Jr. He is responsible for the death of one 32-year-old woman and the injuries of 19 other people, according to the Daily Wire.
Fields drove his Dodge Challenger into a group of counter protesters yesterday. In the video, you can see him accelerate towards a crowd of people and slam into them. After driving forward, he put the car in reverse and drug the people he hit with him.
The act was clearly that of terrorism. According to an interview on NBC News, one witness named Brennan Gilmore stated, “It was very clearly intentional.”
As you would imagine, the mainstream media has it in for President Trump, claiming that he is responsible for the violent behavior. Oddly enough, they don’t seem to have any evidence supporting their claim that President Trump is responsible for this violent act.
To the contrary, the president spoke out about the situation multiple times since it occurred. He went on to state on Twitter, “Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!”
The violence from the “alt-right” and “Antifa” resulted in the injuries of 35 people — even after police dispersed the protesters from the scene. At the time of this writing, no injuries were due to altercations with law enforcement.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions also put out a statement regarding the situation as a whole, and more specifically, the violent actions of Fields. According to Sessions statement, he said that ‘When such actions arise from racial bigotry and hatred, they betray our core values and cannot be tolerated.”
Sessions went on to say that, “The FBI has been supporting state and local authorities throughout the day. U.S. Attorney Rock Mountcastle has commenced a federal investigation and will have the full support of the Department of Justice.”
Even Melania Trump came out to speak out against the violence that took place Saturday. Her tweet reads “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville.”
In other words, despite the claims from mainstream media, President Trump and everyone around him is saying that this is not acceptable behavior from anyone. There is no excuse for violence like this. We are all so much better than this, and the hateful violence is inexcusable, regardless of what side of the aisle you are on.