President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump Reuters

US President Donald Trump condemned the violence which took place at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend as "evil."

Speaking at a press conference Monday, Trump called out far-right racist groups for inciting the violence which left a woman and two police officers dead.

“Racism is evil," Trump said. “And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

"The Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent American and wounded 20 others," the president declared. "To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered."

"As I said Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms, this egregious display of hatred bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America."

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