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President Trump blames 'many sides' for Charlottesville unrest

President Trump blames 'many sides' for Charlottesville unrest

The suspect being held in a Virginia jail in connection with a deadly crash near a scheduled rally of white nationalists has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, according to Superintendent Martin Kumer with the Albermarle-Charlottesville County Regional Jail.

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"We're closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia", he told reporters at his New Jersey golf course.

"These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism".

Virginia State Police said the driver was detained.

President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed "many sides" for the violent clashes between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia and contended that the "hatred and bigotry" broadcast across the country had taken root long before his political ascendancy.

Riffing on Trump's controversial "many sides" comment, former Vice President Joe Biden had a simple message: "There is only one side".

"There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America", he continued.

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J.R. Romano, chair of the Connecticut Republican Party, said Saturday night that it's wrong for anyone to blame Trump for what happened in Virginia.

Our hearts go out to their wives and children, and we stand by to support them during this hard time.

He added: "It's been going on for a long, long time in our country".

One video shows an officer in announcing to milling crowds: "This gathering has been declared as to be an unlawful assembly; in the name of the Commonwealth, you are commanded to immediately disperse; if you do not disperse immediately you will be arrested".

On Twitter, Rubio wrote that it was, "Very important for the nation to hear describe events in Charlottesville for what they are: a terror attack by #whitesupremacists". Jay has flown us across the commonwealth for more than three and a half years.

Speaking slowly from a podium set up in the golf clubhouse, Trump said that he had just spoken to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va.

Some of his most ardent supporters included members of the so-called "alt-right", postmodern white supremacists who dream of building a white ethno-racial state free of people of color, civil rights, feminism, and religious freedoms that, in their minds, have corrupted American democracy. "And we will not let anybody come here and destroy it". He said Trump "openly seized upon these hatreds during his campaign, and continues to traffic in divisive rhetoric and hateful policies in the White House".

The vehicle incident occurred after clashes nearby that injured 15 people and were marked by fist fights, rocks being hurled and the use of pepper spray. She used the hashtag #Charlottesville that was being used on Twitter by those witnessing and following the violence near the University of Virginia. We are stronger than you.