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Donald Trump's weak condemnation of the far-right protestors in Charlottesville has drawn widespread criticism.

On Saturday, the President gave a speech from Bedminister, New Jersey where announced his disapproval of the violence in the Virginia city, declaring that 'many sides' were guilty in the conflict.

While denouncing the violence, in which one person was killed by a car (driven by a suspected white supremacist into a crowd of counter demonstration), was the right thing to do Trump failed to specifically identify the ring wing demonstrators as white supremacists or neo-Nazis.

Members of the Alt-Right, Ku Klux Klan and other extreme right wing groups were present at the rally, which was organised to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General, Robert E Lee.

However, other American politicians were far quicker to label them as racists, who are aiming to divide their country.

Even Trump's fellow Republican's didn't shy away from using terms like supremacists, bigotry and even terrorism.

However, Orrin Hatch proved to have one of the most personal and powerful reactions to the rally.

The Senator for Utah, who is 83-years-old, referenced his brother who died in World War II, when he deplored the extremist's actions.

The post has since gone viral, achieving over 45,000 retweets at the time of writing.

Many people applauded his words in the comments encouraging him and other politicians to remove Trump from the White House, as many believe the language he used during his campaign has emboldened these fringe groups.

Trump's rather inadequate dealing of his first social crisis was further exemplified by a speech given by Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe.

In a strong and defiant message, the Democrat claimed that the protestors were Nazi's, were not patriots and reminded them all that anyone who wasn't a Native American was an immigrant.

HT TwitterQuartz

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