President Donald Trump condemned hate groups including KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists in a follow up speech from the White House Monday. This comes amid criticism for his initial statement on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia where he didn’t single out the KKK, neo-Nazis or white supremacists.
“Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” Trump said.
Trump’s follow up speech Monday was given right after a meeting with his Attorney General Jeff Sessions and new FBI Director Christopher Wray. Trump said that the Department of Justice has opened a federal civil rights investigation into the incident involving the car ramming.
“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable,” said Trump. “Justice will be delivered.”