Sat, Aug 12, 2017: Trump addresses racist violence in Charlottesville, VA

President Trump first tweeted about the violence in Charlottesville Saturday afternoon.

Later on Saturday, speaking from his golf club in New Jersey, Trump made a statement to address the violence.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said. “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, this has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”

–ABC News