Joe Biden Just Responded to Charlottesville Attack and It’s Compassionate

Former Vice President Joe Biden strongly condemned the violence and hatred on display at the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, VA this weekend.

“No. Not in America. We must be stronger, more determined and more united than ever. Racism and hate have no place here,” Biden tweeted out Saturday afternoon.

Biden was one of several current and former officials who came out against the Nazi march and subsequent white nationalist rally more severely than President Donald Trump did inĀ lukewarm statements issued Saturday via Twitter. Many had urged the president for hours to condemn the protests, which began on Friday night following a march by fascists with torches through the University of Virginia.

In his tweet, President Trump neglected to specify who he was referring to, and did not directly address the outright racist and fascist imagery coming from the violent rally.

“We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets [sic] come together as one,” Trump tweeted.

The “Unite the Right” rally was scheduled in response to Virginian officials electing to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, as it is a symbol of slavery.