McMaster says the Charlottesville car attack 'meets the definition of terrorism'

Frederick Owens
August 14, 2017

City officials also expressed condolences to the families of H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, the two Virginia State Police killed in a helicopter crash on Saturday in Charlottesville.

Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death. Her mother said: 'She died doing what was right. Nineteen other people were injured.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) confirmed the casualties and delivered a simple message to white supremacists and Nazis: "Go home". "What you're seeing are outside groups and people - some who live here, but majority do not live here - believe that they can come take over our town". Instead Trump condemned the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides".

But, like Trump, Bossert implicated "both sides" for Saturday's violence in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union", while also saying the White House was "absolutely" against white supremacists.

Trump said "many sides" were involved in the Charlottesville incidents, remarks that drew fire for not specifically denouncing white nationalists.

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci says President Trump should have come out harder against white supremacy after Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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The governor, who is a Democrat, said he had spoken to President Trump, and twice urged him to begin a movement to bring people together, reports the BBC. The driver, later identified as James Alex Fields Jr. "Trump's not a white supremacist", Bloom told AP. The rally turned violent and led to clashes between the demonstrators and counterprotesters, culminating in a vehicle ramming attack, which left one person dead and over 30 injured.

The president made his comments at a bill signing ceremony at his golf club in New Jersey where he's on a working vacation.

He added that this had been 'going on for a long time in our country.

A spokesperson for University of Virginia Medical Center said Sunday that the hospital was treating five other victims who were listed in critical condition.

About two dozen people were arrested in Charlottesville in July when the Ku Klux Klan rallied against the plan to remove the Lee statue.

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