STATEMENT: President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Shameful and Hypocritical, says NHMC’s Alex Nogales

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017

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President Trump’s Response to Charlottesville Shameful and Hypocritical, says NHMC’s Alex Nogales

Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, issued the following statement in response to the events that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend: “All the Nazis, Klan members and other white Nationalists have been emboldened by the constant hate speech coming from the mouth of the President. Yet he refuses to accept responsibility for creating an atmosphere of intolerance and racism where these groups have flourished and act out their hatred. The President’s response to their actions is also shameful and hypocritical. He is actually equating the actions of the counter demonstrators to the rampaging violence of the white, racist Nationalists. We need to, all of us, stand up to every racist word he utters and challenge him for emboldening the hate mongers and hate groups whose criminal acts are harming the lives and spirits of all Americans.”
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