President Trump is weighing in on today's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The President took to Twitter and said -- quote -- "We all must be united and condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let's come together as one!"
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A. & all that we have done, and are doing, to make it better-but Charlottesville sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
Other Republican leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, and the First Lady took to Twitter earlier also condemning today's violence.
The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) August 12, 2017
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency to help restore order in Emancipation Park, the site of violent protests over the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.