Trump just gave his brief remark during a signing ceremony for a new Veterans Administration order. He also briefly spoke about the ongoing protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The protests have thus far left many injured and one person dead.

The president said that he was “closely following the terrible events unfolding” in the city. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides.”

See Trump’s statement below:

Unfortunately, the president never mentioned the ridiculous displays of white nationalism or Nazi symbols that were present during the protests. Of the hatred and bigotry, Trymo said “It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump. Not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.”

The president made the remarks during the beginning of a bill signing event. The event was aimed at expanding a program that allows veterans to seek private medical care.

As his concluding remarks, Trump also said, “We have to heal the wounds of our country.”

Meanwhile, the mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer confirmed that one person passed away after a vehicle went through a group of counter-protesters during the white nationalist rally.

Read the Charlottesville’s mayor tweet below:

After Trump’s remarks, many people also took to Twitter to express their opinion about the event and the speech.

Read their tweets below:


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