A policy bulletin from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned Trump months before Charlottesville about the rising threat of white supremacist violence, and the President did nothing.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) showed Trump how a real leader responds to racist violence in an American city.
In a statement provided to PoliticusUSA, Sen. Sanders said, “The white nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a reprehensible display of racism and hatred that has no place in our society. I am disgusted by the news, and my thoughts are with those in the Charlottesville community and around the country who have been targeted. While this incident is alarming, it is not surprising. Hate crimes and shows of hostility toward minorities have recently been surging. Now more than ever we must stand together against those who threaten our brothers and sisters.”
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan condemned the bigoted views of the violent alt-right in Charlottesville that he helped enable with his support for Trump.
As violence erupted and a state of emergency was declared in Charlottesville, VA after white supremacists marching in Trump's name turned violent; all the impotent president could do was tweet "sad."