US President Donald Trump "Very Sad" After Woman's Murder In White Supremacist Rally In Charlottesville

Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2017 09:47 AM

A woman is dead and 19 other people are injured after a car rammed into a group protesting against a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Police confirmed on social media 20-year-old James Fields from Ohio has been arrested and will face murder charges.

In a statement, US President Donald Trump calls what's happening in Virginia "very sad."

He immediately came under fire for not specifically calling out white supremacists, instead blaming "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

"I want to salute the great work of the State and Local Police in Virginia, credible people, law enforcement, credible people, and also the National Guard, they've been working smart, and they've been working hard," says Trump.

Trump added this has been going on for a long time, and isn't the fault of either himself, or former President Barack Obama.

"It is no place in America, what is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order, and the protection of innocent lives," says Trump.

Trump goes on to say no citizen should ever fear for their safety and "security in our society, and no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents, and have a good time."

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer blasted white supremacist groups, saying they are on the losing side of history.