Trump Declares ‘Racism is Evil,’ Citing ‘White Supremacists,’ Ku Klux Klan, and others

U.S. President Donald Trump denounced neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan as criminals and thugs Monday, following a firestorm of criticism to his initial reaction to a rally that turned deadly in Virginia. One woman was killed Saturday in Charlottesville when a car sped into a crowd of counterprotesters, following violent clashes between white supremacists and opponents. The tragedy is renewing debate about the boundary between free speech and hate crimes, as VOA’s Robert Raffaele explains.

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