Virginia Gov to white nationalists: 'We are stronger than you'

Virginia Gov to white nationalists: 'We are stronger than you'
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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) ripped white supremacists who sparked violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, saying there is no place for them in the country. 

"I have a message to all of the white supremacists and the Nazis who came into Charlottesville today. Our message is plain and simple. Go home. You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you. You pretend that you're patriots, but you are anything but a patriot," McAuliffe said at a press conference. 

"My message is clear. We are stronger than you. You will not succeed. There is no place for you here, there is no place for you in America," he continued. 

The governor went on to call for toned-down rhetoric across the country. 

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"The hatred and rhetoric that has gone on and has intensified over the past couple of months is dividing this great nation. We need to work together. I told the president that twice, we're willing to work with you if we can work together to bring people together," McAuliffe said. 

The governor's comments came after violent clashes engulfed the small college town after a white nationalist rally.  

One counter-protester was killed and dozens were injured during the violent events. 

President Trump condemned the violence at a press conference earlier, but he appeared to blame "many sides" and did not mention white supremacy by its name. 

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said at a press conference. 

"It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE, not Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAll five living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Interior moves to delay Obama’s methane leak rule MORE. This has been going on for a long, long time," he said. 

- This post was updated at 7:46 p.m.