President Trump responded to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, demanding everyone come together.
President Trump was at his New Jersey golf club getting ready to speak at a ceremony for Bipartisan legislation to aid veterans.
That ceremony was overshadowed by the escalating violence in Charlottesville Virginia.
Charlottesville became a war zone. Americans turned against one another.
White nationalists protested plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a downtown park and clashed with those who protest racism.
President Donald Trump shared words on Twitter hours after the violence erupted:
“We all must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one!”
Hours later, while standing with veterans, the president spoke at length about the turmoil in Charlottesville.
“We condemn in strongest terms this egregious violence on many sides. It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama- it's been going on for a long, long time. It is not place in America what is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and protection of innocent lives,” he said.
Even as Trump explained no citizen should fear for their safety, the protests continued and turned deadly when a car slammed into a crowd.
“Above all else, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion, we're all Americans first. We love our country. We love our god, our flag. We're proud of who we are,” he continued.