Charlottesville Mayor Praises Trump for ‘Condemning Hate’

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, thanked President Donald Trump on Saturday for “condemning hate in speech and action” after white nationalists and protesters clashed at a rally at a downtown park.

Here is Mayor Mike Signer’s tweet:

@realDonaldTrump, thanks, at long last, for condemning hate in speech and action. Our work here is just beginning. Yours is too.

— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017 He later condemned the plowing of the crowd by a car, which injured as many as six people, and begged protesters to “go home.”

I am furious & heartsick by the car crash that has injured many. Please all-go home to your families. We can work tomorrow. GO HOME! PLEASE!

— Mike Signer (@MikeSigner) August 12, 2017

Trump tweeted after Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Virginia shortly following the start of the clashes:

We ALL must



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