Ivanka Trump condemns white nationalist rally: There is no place for neo-Nazism in US
President Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump on Saturday condemned white supremacy ahead of the anniversary of last year's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. "One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence," she tweeted in a three-part thread. "While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country." "Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, racism & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!" she added.
White nationalists and counterprotesters are expected to descend on Washington, D.C., on Sunday to demonstrate on the anniversary of Charlottesville's deadly rally. The rally, which will take place in front of the White House, is expected to draw hundreds of protesters and their opponents.
Ivanka Trump's denouncement was more pointed than one issued by her father, President Trump, earlier Saturday. The president tweeted early Saturday that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence," though he did not mention Sunday's rally explicitly.
Trump last year faced intense backlash when he said "both sides" were culpable for the events in Charlottesville, which ended when a man drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others. Trump also drew harsh condemnation for saying there were "fine people" among the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who organized the rally.