FLOTUS tweeted her sentiments about the “hate” coming out of Charlottesville by saying the following:
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
On Saturday, white supremacists and other fringe groups took over Charlottesville in preparation for a “Unite the Right” rally that has turned violent. The white supremacist rally was then met with Antifa counter protesters.
The violence and subsequent swarm of riot police making arrests, have caused a state of emergency in the state:
BREAKING: Virginia governor declares state of emergency in response to white nationalist rally.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 12, 2017
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
The president is currently on a 17-day “working vacation” at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.