Melania Trump, the First Lady, has urged to end the violent clashes that broke out on Saturday between some far-right groups and counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
See the First Lady’s tweet below:
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
The first lady’s calls for de-escalating the violence in the college town in Virginia comes as the state’s governor declared a state of emergency The police have also ordered the protesters that have gathered in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park to disperse.
Trump has not made any comments about the violent protests yet, even though he was called to do so by some of the lawmakers. That also includes the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Read Schumer’s tweet below:
March & rally in Charlottesville against everything the flag stands for. President Trump must condemn in strongest terms immediately.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 12, 2017
Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House also joined in on Twitter.
The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 12, 2017
Furthermore, a member of the KKK, named David Duke, has been praising Trump.
See a clip below:
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) August 12, 2017