Ivanka Trump: 'No place for white supremacy' in America

Ivanka Trump: 'No place for white supremacy' in America

Ivanka Trump is condemning a white nationalist rally held this weekend in Charlottesville, Va., saying in a series of tweets on Sunday that Americans must all come together.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis,” President Trump's elder daughter said. “We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED.”

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The statement from the first daughter, who also serves as a top presidential adviser, follows a barrage of criticism aimed at President Trump, who on Saturday said "many sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides," President Trump said at a press conference form his New Jersey golf course.

"It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpO’Malley tells Dems not to fear Trump Right way and wrong way Five things to know about the elephant trophies controversy MORE, not Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaReport: FCC chair to push for complete repeal of net neutrality Right way and wrong way Keystone XL pipeline clears major hurdle despite recent leak MORE. This has been going on for a long, long time," he continued. 

Multiple top Republicans, including Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress faces growing health care crisis in Puerto Rico The Hill's 12:30 Report Colbert mocks Trump for sipping water during speech on Asia trip MORE (R-Fla.), joined other members of the GOP and Democrats in calling out the president.

"Very important for the nation to hear [President Trump] describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists," Rubio said on Twitter. 

White nationalist, white supremacist and alt-right groups were initially scheduled to gather in Charlottesville's Emancipation Park Saturday to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate statue. 

Violent crashes broke out between the white nationalist marchers and anti-fascism protestors, which led to police declaring the gathering an unlawful assembly and breaking the event up before it officially began.

Soon after, one person was killed and 19 were injured after a man plowed his car into a group of anti-fascism protestors.