NY Leaders Criticize Trump’s Remarks About Attack

New York elected officials are speaking out against President Trump after he didn’t condemn white supremacists by name for a car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

“This is a president who clearly speaks in blunt terms on many, many topics. But unfortunately we've seen him hold back when it comes to right wing terror,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

One person was killed and several more were injured when a driver slammed a car into a crowd of people in Charlottesville.  Trump spoke after the attack, saying he condemned hatred, bigotry and violence “on many sides.”

“The president of the United States needs to do more. President Trump needs to speak out.  He needs to say this was an act of domestic terror,” de Blasio said.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a petition calling on President Trump to condemn and denounce white supremacy.

“Join me in signing a petition demanding that President Trump acknowledges this hate for what it is:  Domestic terrorism willfully perpetrated by white supremacists,” Cuomo said in a statement.

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