Virginia newspaper uses Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ comment to describe white nationalist rally

The Daily Progress

A daily newspaper in Charlottesville, Va. used President Trump’s North Korea warning of looming “fire and fury” to headline its coverage of a gathering of far-right protestors on Saturday.

The Daily Progress’ front page, emblazoned with the headline “Fire and Fury,” comes after a group of white nationalists, white supremacists and far-right protestors descended on the campus of the University of Virginia.

{mosads}Wielding torches and shouting phrases like “white lives matter” and “you will not replace us,” the protestors gathered in an apparent lead-up to Saturday’s planned demonstration against the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

University of Virginia police dispersed the gathering. Police arriving on the scene declared the protest an “unlawful assembly” and told demonstrators to disperse, video footage of the gathering shows. 

Trump’s “fire and fury” warning came at the beginning of a weak of heated rhetoric between the U.S. and North Korea after reports emerged that Pyongyang had expanded its nuclear capabilities.

“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters at his New Jersey golf club.

“He has been very threatening beyond a normal state, and as I said they will be met with fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” he declared.

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