JK Rowling, Lady Gaga and other celebs have reacted in disbelief after Donald Trump’s press conference regarding the violence that occurred in Charlottesville. During Tuesday’s conference the president of the United States said, “You had a group on one side and you have a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs. It was vicious and it was horrible. It was a horrible thing to watch. I think there’s blame on both sides.”
JK Rowling has expressed her distaste for Trump openly before and didn’t stop this time around:
One good thing about that abomination of a speech: it's now impossible for any Trump supporter to pretend they don't know what he is.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) August 15, 2017
Lady Gaga wrote to her 68million followers:
“For the Black Community, tell us ways the non-racist white community who loves u can do better to help influence the country?”
The former head of the KKK David Duke has praised Trump after the President blamed ‘both sides’ for the Charlottesville violence.
Chris Evans offered a play-by-play of the briefing. “Is anyone else watching this?!? Wow… it’s like watching a train wreck!! Before I make a statement I need the facts?! Since when?” he wrote on Twitter. “This is insane,” he later added.
Both Mandy Moore and Michael Moore were in disbelief. “I can NOT believe what I’m watching on television right now. How is this man our president? Honestly?” Mandy wrote, while Michael asked, “What did we just watch?”
The rally was originally organised to protest for the removal of a statue of General Robert E Lee, who defended slavery for the south in American civil war. As tempers raised during the rally a car drove into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, killing one and injuring 20 more.