Aug 12, 2017

Hillary Clinton denounces white supremacists in Charlottesville

Win McNamee / AP

Hillary Clinton condemned the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, today via Twitter and denounced white supremacy, saying "the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets." She also tweeted:

  • "My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country."
  • "Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace, & corrosive to our values."
  • "Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions."
  • "We will not step backward. If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it."
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