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Trump Calls Out KKK, White Supremacists After Charlottesville: 'Racism Is Evil'

Almost 48 hours after violence engulfed Charlottesville, Va., President Trump called out white nationalist groups by name. He had been criticized for not doing so in his initial remarks on Saturday.
President Trump walks toward the White House after stepping off of Marine One on Monday morning. / Mark Wilson / Getty Images

Updated at 2:30 p.m. ET

Almost 48 hours after violence engulfed Charlottesville, Va., President Trump called out white nationalist groups by name. Trump's remarks on Monday followed criticism that his initial statement about the clash of protesters did not condemn racist groups specifically.

"Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," the president

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