1. Wide of President Donald Trump walking to podium
2. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Donald Trump, NO SUPER
We're closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides, it's been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It's been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is swift restoration of law and order, and protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and their securityin our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents and have a good time. I just got off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agreed that the hate and the division must stop, and must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation, and true, and I really say this so strongly, true affection for each other.
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Donald Trump, NO SUPER
"Our country is doing well in so many ways. We have record, just absolute record employment. We have unemployment the lowest its been in almost 17 years. We have companies pouring into our country. Foxconn and car companies, and so many others, they're coming back to the country. We're renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country and great for the American worker. We have so many great things happening for our country."
4. SOUNDBITE: (English) President Donald Trump, NO SUPER
"Federal authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor, he thanked me for that, and we're here to provide whatever other assistance is needed. We are ready, willing and able. Above all else, we must remember this truth. No matter what color, creed, religion, or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we're proud of our country, we're proud of who we are. So, we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it, and we want to see what we're doing wrong as a country where we see things like this can happen. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other, and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other."
President Donald Trump said Saturday there was "no place" in the United States for the kind of violence that broke out at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and appealed to Americans to "come together as one."
Disturbances that began Friday night during a march through the University of Virginia escalated Saturday with clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters, leading the governor to declare a state of emergency and police to order people to disperse.
Trump, while on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf club, tweeted: ""We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for." He also said "there is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"
The White House was silent for hours except for a tweet from first lady Melania Trump: "Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let's communicate w/o hate in our hearts."
The president was expected to address the situation later Saturday during a bill signing ceremony.
Charlottesville's mayor, Michael Signer, blamed Trump for inflaming racial prejudices with his campaign last year.
"I'm not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame for a lot of what you're seeing in American today right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the president."
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., took to Twitter to denounce the scene.
"The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry," he said.
of the white nationalists cited Trump's victory as validation for their beliefs.