Scores of celebrities took to Twitter Saturday and many of them blamed President Donald Trump for the violence that broke out in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a “Unite the Right” white nationalist protest.
President Trump held a press conference Saturday, saying “We condem in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred” – “from all sides.”
TRUMP: “We condem in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred” – “from all sides”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 12, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2017
Vice President Pence also condemned the violence, as did first lady Melania Trump:
— Vice President Pence (@VP) August 12, 2017
Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 12, 2017
Actor-director Rob Reiner, though, said the violence in Virginia, “lies at the feet of” of President Trump.
Let’s be clear. The hatred we’re seeing in Virginia lies at the feet of Donald Trump. Stoked during the campaign,his silence condones this.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) August 12, 2017
Grammy-winning singer John Legend claimed: “We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.”
We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 12, 2017
Meanwhile, actor Tom Arnold tweeted at Apprentice producer Mark Burnett that President Trump “is responsible for creating” the violence in Charlottesville.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) August 12, 2017
More Hollywood stars chimed in, slamming Trump’s remarks.
Trump’s America: The last days of White rule. It’s always a bitch to have to give up power you’ve held for 300 years https://t.co/2OKcWZc8bA
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 12, 2017
NAZIS: we are nazis, definitely nazis beating people up, hate crimes right here
TRUMP TWEET: some things might be bad sort of, like clouds
— Joss Whedon (@joss) August 12, 2017
— ROSIE (@Rosie) August 12, 2017
“On both sides” is the biggest wink possible to the Nazis and KKK.
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) August 12, 2017
Say “Nazis” Donny. Say “white supremacy.” Say and condemn those things. https://t.co/J6e6mLOY4V
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 12, 2017
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 12, 2017