Trump Speaks on Charlottesville: ‘Racism is Evil’

President Donald Trump named and condemned hate groups as 'repugnant' in an updated, more forceful statement on race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure all weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as “repugnant” and declared “racism is evil” in an updated, more forceful statement on the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump had been under increasing pressure to call out the groups by name after his previous remarks bemoaning violence on “many sides” prompted criticism from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats. The president described members of the…

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