Donald Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacy

Donald Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacy

Donald Trump as condemned white supremacy

Friday, September 15, 2017

Donald Trump has signed a resolution which condemns white supremacists, following the violence which broke out in Charlottesville last month.

The White House announced the news about the resolution last night (September 14), according to The Hill.

A statement from the US President said: "As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms.

"No matter the colour of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God."

He added that America is a "nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal" and called on people to "move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans."

The resolution condemns both racist attacks and domestic terrorism, stating that “white nationalism, white supremacy, and neo-Nazism" are "hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States."

The White House said that Trump signed the resolution after analysing his original response to the violence, when he condemned both sides and was vilified for not focusing solely on the white supremacists.

Chaos erupted in Charlottesville after white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee were confronted by anti-fascists. The ensuing violence culminated in the death of anti-fascist demonstrator Heather Heyer, who was killed by a car driven into the crowd.