This weekend marks the one year anniversary of one of the nation’s darkest days, and the President has sent a powerful message to We The People in preparation.
One year ago this week, chaos erupted in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia after a group of white nationalists clashed with agitated counter protesters in a violent, ugly bit of combat right here on American soil. When the dust settled, three people were dead: Two police officers who had been monitoring the situation from a helicopter that sadly crashed, and Heather Heyer – a young woman who was killed when an angry driver rammed his car into a large crowd.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, tempers flared around the nation, and the President did his best to keep the anger from boiling over. His choice of words was certainly not the most wonderful, however, fueling yet another round of attacks on Trump himself.
Now, in the moments leading up to what will certainly be a tense anniversary, the President is making a very clear and concise plea to the nation.
President Donald Trump again condemned racism on Saturday in reaction to the establishment media-fueled coverage of the first anniversary of the Charlottesville riots.
“The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!”
A handful of Unite the Right protestors are preparing to mark the first anniversary of the protest by marching in Washington, DC, which may spark further riots from leftist groups. The Washington police department is working to keep the two groups apart to prevent violence.
Now we can only sit back and hope for the President’s plea for peace to prevail.