“On the side of those who combat racism and xenophobia. Our common fight, yesterday and today. #Charlottesville,” he wrote on Twitter.
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Thursday that Trump had made “a huge mistake” by failing to clearly condemn a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and “alt-right” rally in Charlottesville.
Violence broke out at the Charlottesville rally called to protest plans to remove a statue of pro-slavery Confederate leader Robert E. Lee.
One counter-protester was killed when a suspected Nazi sympathiser drove a car into a crowd.