The first statements from the White House have trickled out on Twitter since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, erupted ― beginning with first lady Melania Trump.
FLOTUS tweeted her sentiments about the “hate” coming out of Charlottesville by saying the following:
On Saturday, white supremacists and other fringe groups took over Charlottesville in preparation for a “Unite the Right” rally that has turned violent. The white supremacist rally was then met with Antifa counter protesters.
The violence and subsequent swarm of riot police making arrests, have caused a state of emergency in the state:
President Donald Trump made a public statement about the rally, a little under an hour later, tweeting that the country has “no place for this kind of violence”:
The president is currently on a 17-day “working vacation” at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
This piece has been updated.