In the aftermath of an amalgamation of white supremacists, nazis, the ku klux klan and the alt-righters protesting the removal of a Confederate statue which incited violence and the murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump still has yet to directly denounce them.
In addition when Trump gave an address from his private golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey responding to the violence by blaming what he referred to as “many sides,” rather than specifically calling out the white supremacists groups.
Later in the day at a signing ceremony Trump was asked by reporters if he had any words for the "white nationalist that support him" and if he had "denounced the groups strongly enough". In reply Trump simply turned his back to the reporters and left the room.
Trump even went the entire day of Sunday without a single tweet despite pleas from members of his own party for him to provide a definitive rebuke of the hate groups actions in Charlottesville.
In the vacuum of Trump's non-condemnation many racist groups have taken his silence as tacit approval of their actions.
Reacting to Trump’s words on Saturday, the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer praised the president’s comments as “good.”
Here are the words of Andrew Anglin, the nazi website’s founder...
Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke said of the white supremacist demonstration in Charlottesville ― called “Unite the Right” ― was in line with “promises” made by Trump...
“We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.”
Here is the video of Duke's full statement from the rally...
Notably during the 2016 presidential campaign Trump made waves when he refused to disavow the Duke during an interview on CNN.
It was reported that Trump may take another shot at addressing the violence wrought by the extremist hate groups in Charlottesville again sometime today.
Too little too late.