<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=769125799912420&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
ADVERTISEMENT
About Our People Legal Stuff
Confederate Monument Protest

The FBI has set up a tip line for information on the Charlottesville rally

0
Updated August 16, 2017 05:48 PM EDT

The FBI has set up a line for the public to submit photos, videos and other information relative to the violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

The FBI said Wednesday that it set up the line due to the large volume of information that has come in from the public.

The vice mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday repeatedly referred to President Trump as “45” rather than using his official title.

Wes Bellamy was addressing Trump’s response to violent clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville last weekend.

“That’s just what I call him,” he said on CNN's "New Day" when host Chris Cuomo asked about his repeated use of the phrase.

“I believe that when he begins to act as if he deserves to be in that office and leads in terms of unifying people, then he will deserve the name of President Trump,” Bellamy added. “But at this point, he has not done the things in regard to bringing the country together."

“He has not done the things in regards to making us a more unified place. Nor has he decided to condemn the individuals in a rapid pace or as he should or speak out in the way which we believe he should.”

Bellamy admitted earlier in Tuesday’s interview that he appreciated Trump’s denunciation of white nationalism Monday before adding he would rather focus on healing Charlottesville.

“I believe that 45 did make some strides in regards to specifically condemning the white supremacists and the [Ku Klux Klan],” he said.

“Listen, I want to be clear – I’m not one who sits on the moral high horse who says I’ve never made mistakes or never done anything in my life so that I can condemn everyone else,” Bellamy added. “But what we are indeed looking for is leadership.”

“I would love to move away from the remarks and comments from 45 and focus more on what’s going on the ground here in Charlottesville.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Trump on Monday said “racism is evil” before publicly denouncing the KKK, neo-Nazis and other hate groups for their role in last weekend’s violence in Charlottesville.

The president initially blamed the unrest on “many sides” last Saturday, drawing bipartisan condemnation for not taking a forceful enough stand on the issue.

One person died when a man drove a car into counter-protesters during a rally in Charlottesville last Saturday.

White nationalists had descended on Charlottesville to protest the possible removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee there.

Comments
Read Comments
Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark