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Melania Trump Responds to Charlottesville Clashes Before President Does

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- Jenna Amatulli | HuffPost
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 rally of the so-called alt-right was then met with Antifa counter-protesters and skirmishes ensued.

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.

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