Celebrities are reacting after Donald Trump responded to the violence in Charlottesville. See stars’ reaction tweets below.
As Gossip Cop reported, a white nationalist protest at UVA and an alt-right rally Charlottesville on Friday and Saturday descended into violence as neo-Nazis and white supremacists clashed with counter-protestors. The situation was sparked on Friday night, when dozens of white men marched across the University of Virginia campus with lit torches, chanting about “white pride” and “white lives matter.” On Saturday, more came out for the “Unite The Right” gathering, where more racist propaganda was spewed and people were attacked.
As these events unfolded, the White House and the Trump administration stayed silent until 12:36 p.m. Eastern Time, when First Lady Melania Trump tweeted, “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville.” Both before and after, the president was called out by celebrities on social media for not commenting.