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President Fails to Condemn Racist Attack

Posted on: Tue 15 Aug 2017

Over the weekend, thousands of white supremacists protested in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Hours into the rally, a white nationalist protester drove his car into a group of anti-racism protesters, killing one women and injuring 19 other.

In what is being described as the biggest gathering of groups such as the KKK in decades,  the president has failed to condemn the actions of the alt-right groups, saying that there was violence on ‘both sides’.

“It’s the response of white supremacy on the internet, it’s all you need to hear, they were thrilled that Donald Trump didn’t outright condemn them, that he didn’t reject their support” explains US Correspondent, Taylor Kaplan.

Move over, overnight a senior US general confirmed that america is preparing military options in case sanctions fail against North Korea.

Jennie Lenman joins US Correspondent Taylor Kaplan to explain more on the issues.

Produced by Zoe Kounadis

Image sourced: Wikimedia Commons

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