He concluded, "So when you see the President here talk about he is condemning 'all types of racism, ' remember his record over his presidency and the campaign and even before that". "And, more importantly, after my meeting with the president ... he asked me what can he do to make a difference in this country, bringing people together".
A short and sparsely attended white nationalist rally broke up late Sunday as police ushered the attendees into white vans and drove them away from a crowd of thousands of angry protesters in downtown Washington. However, he changed his stance, condemning both the sides including the white supremacists and the anti-racist protestors. "And the fact of the matter is the rhetoric comes from both sides - that we can name some Congress members on the Left who have said some poisonous and toxic things, and I can certainly name folks on the Right who have done the same thing", Scott said.
The violence culminated with a man driving a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 people.
Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 who is now running for Senate in Utah, took Trump to task on Friday for his comments a year ago.
The "riots" - a blob without definition - did not "result" in "death and division" - two more blobs with no definition.
As evening came on and rain began to fall, the black-clad group launched flares and fireworks toward the White House compound.
"We were just taking the streets", he said. And there were no resignations in the top ranks of the Trump administration.
The White House was able to eventually move past the crisis and focus on other items on its agenda, like tax cuts and trade policy.
Counterprotester Mike Isaacson said the group had planned to march to the headquarters of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement but were thwarted by police and rerouted to the Department of Justice. Over the past year, from his perch in the White House, he's repeatedly questioned the intelligence of prominent black figures, including Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., basketball star LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon, whom he called "the dumbest man on television".
In June, Trump tweeted that Democrats want to allow illegal immigrants to "infest our country" no matter how bad they are.
On the one-year anniversary of the violence in Charlottesville and the killing of Heather Heyer, an anti-Nazi protester allegedly mowed down by a white nationalist, President Trump reminded us he is incapable of treating white nationalism as a singular evil - or of offending his white-grievance-obsessed base.
A Politico/Morning Consult poll released earlier this week found 55 percent of voters say race relations have worsened under Trump.
"He has taken a political hit".
"I talked to the President that afternoon, explained him the situation, what had been going on, what these people were doing in the city of Charlottesville", McAuliffe said.