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No room in US for 'neo-nazism', says Ivanka Trump

AFP  |  Washington 

Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's daughter and a adviser, has explicitly condemned "white supremacy, and neo-nazism" in a manner her father seems reluctant to do.

The tweets posted last night come on triggered by a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, A similar far-right rally is scheduled for today outside the

"One year ago in Charlottesville, we witnessed an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence," tweeted.

"While Americans are blessed to live in a nation that protects liberty, freedom of speech and diversity of opinion, there is no place for white supremacy, and in our great country," she said.

"Rather than tearing each other down with hatred, & violence, we can lift one another up, strengthen our communities and strive to help every American achieve his or her full potential!"

The tweets were notable because her father drew scorn after the bloodshed for initially avoiding any condemnation of the torch-bearing white supremacists who took part in that rally.

Trump was roundly condemned for saying that there were "very fine people, on both sides" among the racists and the counter-protesters.

Two days later, after a firestorm of criticism, the said: "Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups."

On Saturday the president issued a generic condemnation of racism in one of seven tweets of the day.

"The riots in a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," he wrote.

"We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 16:15 IST