Press Release

NAACP Responds to President Trump’s Latest Comments on Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

August 15, 2017

BALTIMORE– The NAACP, the country’s original and largest social justice organization responds to President Trump’s latest press conference regarding the Charlottesville ‘Unite the Right’ rally this past weekend, where three people were killed. The NAACP issued the following statement.

“The idea of many becoming one represents the foundation of what it is to be American and it remains unimaginable that the President of the United States continues to defend the actions of neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and white nationalists, said Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO. “President Trump’s disgraceful embrace of the worst kind of hate reveals a man lacking any moral compass and an understanding of what it means to be an American in the 21st century.

Concluded Johnson, “an American lost her life and many others were injured standing up to these hatemongers and terrorists. The fact that Trump would attempt to shift the blame is appalling. Now is the time for all Americans to say enough is enough. Despite President Trump’s failure thus far to exhibit the moral clarity necessary to call out white supremacy and terrorism on our own soil, the NAACP joins with millions of Americans to call upon him to live up to the responsibilities embedded in the office of the POTUS and stand against racism.“