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Charlottesville, Virginia / Rally Violence / Trump #1114675

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
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(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(Charlottesville, Virginia: Tom Costello) Two days of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalist protesters & counter-demonstrators featured; scenes shown from the site where a car intentionally plowed into counter-protesters, the car crash, the white nationalists' rally that turned to chaos, the police presence; details given of the deadly crash of a helicopter killing two state troopers. [Witnesses Brendan GILMORE, Chris MAHONEY, protester Jason KESSLER - describe what happened with the car slamming into people.] [President TRUMP - condemns this hatred & violence "on many sides."]

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Report introduced.

(Bridgewater, New Jersey: Kelly O'Donnell) Trump's call for calm after the Virginia protests featured; scenes shown of Trump with a group of veterans. [TRUMP - says this has been going on for a long time; states the hate & division must stop; salutes the state & local police; calls for a restoration of law & order.] [David DUKE - backs Trump.] The view Trump should do more & say more about white supremacists noted.

(Studio: Jose Diaz Balart) Further coverage of this story on "Meet the Press" announced.

Balart, Jose Diaz;
Costello, Tom;
O'Donnell, Kelly

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