mcauliffe makes liberal-fascist noises, just to prove he can

At least one dead as white nationalists ignite Virginia clashes
Brandon Shulleeta, Reuters, Aug 12 2017

CHARLOTTESVILLE – At least one person died and 30 were injured in a day of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Virginia on Saturday, with the state’s governor blaming the neo-Nazis for sparking the violence and demanding that they go home. Two people also died when a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near the violence in Charlottesville, federal officials said. It was not clear if the crash was related to the outbreak of clashes in the Southern college town, where protesters fought hundreds of white supremacists trying to halt the planned removal of a Confederate statue from a park. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency and halted a white nationalist rally, while President Donald Trump condemned the violence. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe told a news conference:

I have a message to all the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple: go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you.

The clashes highlight how the white supremacist movement has resurfaced under the “alt-right” banner after years in the shadows of mainstream American politics. Trump said “many sides” were involved in the Charlottesville incidents, drawing fire for not specifically denouncing the far right. Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf course:

We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.

A reporter shouted a question to Trump about whether he had spoken out strongly enough against white nationalists but the president made no comment.

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