Clinton: Leaders need to 'be strong' and decisive after Virginia violence
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump touts report Warner attempted to talk to dossier author Poll: Nearly half of Iowans wouldn’t vote for Trump in 2020 Rubio on Warner contact with Russian lobbyist: It’s ‘had zero impact on our work’ MORE condemned the “incitement of hatred” that she said led to violence at a white nationalist rally in Virginia Saturday.

“My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country,” she tweeted. “But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets.

“Every minute we allow this to persist through tacit encouragement or inaction is a disgrace, & corrosive to our values,” she continued.

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Clinton’s comments were made following the news that one person was left dead after a car plowed through a crowd of anti-fascism protestors at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Va. White nationalists had gathered in the town over the weekend for a "Unite the Right" rally to protest the removal of a Confederate statue.

“Now is the time for leaders to be strong in their words & deliberate in their actions,” Clinton tweeted. “We will not step backward. If this is not who we are as Americans, let's prove it.” 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE also hit at the “violence on many sides” in response to the rally, refusing to single out a specific group in his comments.

"It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGOP lawmaker: Dems not standing for Trump is 'un-American' Forget the Nunes memo — where's the transparency with Trump’s personal finances? Mark Levin: Clinton colluded with Russia, 'paid for a warrant' to surveil Carter Page MORE.This has been going on for a long, long time," he said.