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Here's What Twitter Was Saying While Trump Remained Silent on Virginia Neo-Nazi Violence

Saturday Aug 12, 2017

Call it a case of "be careful what you wish for," but on Saturday, when America most needed to hear from its president, his traditionally overactive Twitter account was deafeningly silent.

The violence at the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that prompted Governor Terry McAuliffe to call for a state of emergency and call in the National Guard, was breaking news across print, digital and broadcast media platforms.

McAuliffe broke the news via Twitter that he was calling in the National Guard a little before noon. By 12:45, McAuliffe had released a formal statement on the micro-blogging site.

"It is now clear that public safety cannot be safeguarded without additional powers." McAuliffe said in the statement. "I am disgusted by the hatred, bigotry and violence these protesters have brought to our state over the past 24 hours."

Although First Lady Melania Trump weighed in via Twitter, as Charlottesville lived in a state of emergency for over an hour, President Trump remained silent, finally responding after almost two hours.

Here's what Twitter is saying while he remained silent:


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