Trump calls racism 'evil' after widespread criticism over muted Charlottesville remarks

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President Trump called racism "evil" in comments Monday that condemned the violent white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. Earlier remarks by Trump had been widely criticized for being too muted, with white supremacist website Daily Stormer championing them for being "really good" and not "attack[ing] us."

On Monday, Trump called "the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists" out by name and added, "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America."

Some critics remained unconvinced:

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