Ivanka Trump blasts white supremacist rally in Charlottesville

Jewish daughter of US president says no place for racism, neo-Nazis in American society after deadly riots.

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, condemned a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,” Ivanka Trump tweeted from her personal Twitter page on Sunday morning.

“We must all come together as Americans — and be one country UNITED,” she also tweeted, echoing her father, who had tweeted Saturday: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

1:2 There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.

— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) August 13, 2017

President Trump repeated his condemnation of the violence.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides — on many sides,” Trump said in a news conference on Saturday afternoon.

Ivanka Trump serves as a West Wing adviser to her father. She converted to Judaism in 2008, before her marriage to Jared Kusher, who serves as a top aide to President Donald Trump.

Although the focus of the white supremacists rally on Saturday ostensibly was on preserving symbols of the confederacy, there were overt expressions of anti-Semitism and Nazi sympathy, including swastika flags, and signs that said “The Jewish media is going down.” Chanting by the white supremacist rally-goers at times targeted Jews, naming the town’s Jewish mayor, Mike Signer.


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