“Just to be clear, a neo-Nazi murdered a woman, wounded nineteen others, and committed an act of terrorism against peaceful demonstrators. Yesterday, President Donald Trump expressed sympathy with those standing with Nazis and blamed the violence on “both sides.” No, sir, Mr. President. There is only one side to blame for the violence and murder in Charlottesville last weekend. The statements made by President Trump yesterday were reckless, harmful, and demonstrably false.
Whether intentional or not, the President’s statements provided encouragement to hate groups around the country and were cheered by despicable humans like former Ku Klux Klan leader, David Duke, who publicly thanked the President for his statements. Our President is providing comfort to enemies of the state, known domestic terrorists, and avowed hate groups. This is simply beyond the pale. It is time to demand an apology from this President and the demands for the apology should come from every side of the aisle and from leaders in both the public and private sector. Providing encouragement and comfort to hate is not an American value and hate is not valued in Arkansas. We should all stand united in condemning President Trump’s hurtful words and incredibly reckless behavior. Silence is no longer acceptable.”