Charlottesville Mayor Slams Trump: ‘We Just Aren’t Seeing Leadership from the White House’

Washington Free Beacon | 8/13/2017 | Paul Crookston
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BY: Paul Crookston

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer (D.) continued to criticize Donald Trump on CNN after saying violence in his city laid "right at the doorstep of the White House," saying Sunday there was no leadership coming from the president.

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Violent clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend, and on Saturday a man with alt-right ties was arrested and charged with murder on suspicion he purposefully rammed his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring 19.

On "State Of The Union," Signer criticized Trump for not specifically calling out white supremacism on Saturday, as well as during the campaign.

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"Look at the campaign he ran," Signer said. "Look at the intentional courting, both on the one hand of all these white supremacist white nationalist, groups like that, anti-Semitic groups, and then look on the other hand, the repeated failure to step up, condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed all those different efforts, just like we saw yesterday."

Signer said that Trump needed to define the...
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