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