Charlottesville: Trump condemns hatred and bigotry ‘on many sides’

President Donald Trump walks away after speaking about the ongoing situation in Charlottesville. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
President Donald Trump walks away after speaking about the ongoing situation in Charlottesville. Picture: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
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US PRESIDENT Donald Trump is condemning “in the strongest possible terms” what he’s calling an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after clashes at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump is calling for “a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent lives.”

The president made his comments at a bill signing ceremony at his golf club in New Jersey where he’s on a working vacation.

Trump said he’d spoken with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and that they had “agreed that the hate and the division must stop and must stop right now.”

He said: “we have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and ... true affection for each other.”