Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said The White Nationalist were there to ‘”Take our country back, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump.“ The Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia led way to violence, wounding and three deaths.
“We are determined to take our country back,” Duke said. “We’re gonna fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump, because he said he’s going to take our country back.”
Police have declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville — home of University of Virginia — as violent confrontations broke out between white nationalists and counter-protesters, including an incident overnight in which a crowd of white nationalists carrying torches encircled a group of counter-protesters.
After being criticized for failing to comment on the rally, which was held in response to plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Trump finally issued a statement on Twitter Saturday afternoon, urging Americans to “come together as one!”