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Charlottesville, Virginia / Rally Violence / Trump #1114722

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 14, 2017
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) The reaction today from President Trump 48 hours after the racist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia featured; Sunday White House statement clarifying the president's remarks & a tweet against white supremacy from Ivanka Trump quoted. [TRUMP - says racism is evil & those who cause violence, like neo-Nazis, white supremacist & the KKK, are repugnant.] [On Saturday, TRUMp - says we condemn this hatred, bigotry & violence "on many sides."] [Senator Cory GARDNER - reacts,] [Vice President Mike PENCE - says we have no tolerance for hatred & violence.] [Today, in response to question from David Muir, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS - says he {Trump} will say what he believes appropriate.] The resignation of the sole black member of the White House Manufacturing Council & Trump's tweets against Ken Frazier†† of Merck Pharmaceuticals discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The background of Alex Fields, the driver in the Charlottesville car attack, featured; scenes shown from the torch-lit white supremacists march on the University of Virginia campus attended by Fields featured. [Former KKK's David DUKE - comments.] [Fields' mother Samantha BLOOM†- says she did not know about the rally.] [Fields' teacher Derek WEIMER†- says Fields believed whites were superior.] [Young WOMAN - says Fields proclaimed himself as a Nazi.] [Voice of marcher Peter CVJETANOVIC†- defends white European culture.] The question of whether this is a an act of domestic terrorism or a hate crime discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Charlottesville, Virginia: Eva Pilgrim) The simmering tensions in Charlottesville featured; scenes of white nationalists defending themselves before a hostile crowd, & video of violent clashes shown. [Charlottesville police Chief Al THOMAS†- talks about crimes.] The death of Heather Heyer in the car attack & two state troopers, Berke Bates & Jay Cullen†† in a helicopter crash recalled; Heyer quoted. [Heyer's mother Susan BRO†- comments on Heather.] A statement from Tiki Brand about the use of their torches in the white nationals demonstration discussed.

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Thomas, Pierre;
Pilgrim, Eva
Duration:
00:08:40

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