WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - President Donald Trump signed a congressional joint resolution on Thursday condemning the violence and domestic terrorist attack that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
The resolution also rejects White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups and urges Trump to address the threats posed by those groups.
'As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms,' Trump said in a statement.
He added, 'No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God.'
Heather Heyer was killed and nineteen others were wounded after a car crashed into a crowd of anti-white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville last month.
However, Trump's signing of the resolution came just hours after he made remarks that once again placed blamed for the violence on both sides.
Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Thursday that there are also some 'pretty bad dudes' in the anti-fascist 'Antifa' movement.
'I think especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what's going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that's what I said,' Trump said.
He added, 'When you look at really what's happened since Charlottesville, a lot of people are saying - and people have actually written - 'Gee, Trump may have a point.'
Trump's comments to reporters came as he recounted his Oval Office meeting with Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., the Senate's lone African-American Republican.
A statement from Scott's office said the Antifa movement should be condemned but argued there is no realistic comparison with white supremacists.
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