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Ivanka Trump: 'No place for white supremacy' in America

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White House adviser and President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump condemned the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in a series of tweets on Sunday.

"There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazis," Ivanka Trump said. "We must all come together as Americans -- and be one country UNITED."

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The first daughter's statement follows a barrage of criticism aimed at her father for his statement on the white nationalist rally in which he avoided placing blame on one particular group and said "many sides" were to blame.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides," Trump said at a press conference form his New Jersey golf course.

"It's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time," he continued.

Trump received blowback from both sides after his statement, including from multiple top Republicans. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined other members of the GOP in calling out Trump on Twitter.

"Very important for the nation to hear [President Trump] describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists," Rubio said on Twitter.

White nationalist, white supremacist and alt-right groups were initially scheduled to gather in Charlottesville's Emancipation Park Saturday to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate statue there.

Violent crashes broke out between the white nationalist marchers and anti-fascism protestors, which led to police declaring the gathering an unlawful assembly and breaking the event up before it officially began.

Soon after, one person was killed and 19 were injured after a man plowed his car into a group of anti-fascism protestors.

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