No room in US for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump
Washington, Aug 12 (AFP) Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and a White House adviser, has explicitly condemned "white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism" in a manner her father seems reluctant to do.
The tweets posted last night come on the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A similar far-right rally is scheduled for today outside the White House.
"One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence," Ivanka Trump tweeted.
"While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country," she said.
"Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!"
Two days later, after a firestorm of criticism, the president said: "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups."
"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," he wrote.
"We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!" (AFP) RHL
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