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SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileCritics said Trump waited too long to address the bloodshed and slammed him for initially saying that “many sides” were involved, instead of singling out the white supremacists widely seen as sparking the melee.”Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a statement to reporters at the White House on Monday. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence.”‘Justice will be delivered’A 20 year old man said to have harboured Nazi sympathies as a teenager was facing charges that he plowed his car into protesters opposing the white nationalists, killing Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 people.The accused, James Alex Fields, was denied bail at an initial court hearing on Monday.Fields was photographed before the attack attending the white nationalist rally,
holding a shield adorned with the symbol of Vanguard America, a white supremacist organization. (Eze Amos/Reuters)Trump said anyone who engaged in criminal behaviour during the rally would be held accountable.”Justice will be delivered,” the Republican president said.’It took 48 hours'”I wish that he would have said those same words on Saturday,” responded Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia on MSNBC. “I’m disappointed it took him a couple of days.”Al Sharpton, one of the country’s best known black civil rights activists, echoed that.Charlottesville victim was ‘all about equality’Civil rights probe launched after clashes at rally”It took 48 hours. It was clearly a statement based on the pressure that he had been given over the weekend,” he said on MSNBC.Trump lashed out at his critics again later on Monday on Twitter: “Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realizeonce again that the Fake News Media will never be satisfied . truly bad people!”In a strong rebuke to Trump earlier on Monday, the chief executive of Merck Co. Inc., one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies,
resigned from a business panel led by the president.