McAuliffe: Political Speech 'Breeding Bigotry'

McAuliffe: Political Speech 'Breeding Bigotry'


(13 Aug 2017) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, visting the first of visit two Charlottesville churches he is due and speak to congregants following violent clashes in the city between white supremacist groups and counter-protesters that left three dead. The governor was accompanied by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam at both Sunday services. McAuliffe and Northam are scheduled to visit Mount Zion First African Baptist Church and First Baptist Church. Three were killed and dozens were injured amid what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade to protest the city's decision to remove a Confederate monument. A car rammed into a crowd of protesters, killing a 32-year-old woman, and a state police helicopter crashed into the woods, leaving two troopers onboard dead. President Donald Trump criticized the violence and called for a return to law and order. But his critics say his racially-tinged rhetoric has exacerbated the nation's political tensions and emboldened racists. You can license this story through AP Archive: Find out more about AP Archive:

Former Governor of Virginia, Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

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A lifelong entrepreneur, key strategist, presidential confidante, Party chairman, best-selling author, and the 72nd Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe has played an incalculable role in 21st Century American politics. His dynamic presentations never fail to deliver his trademark charisma and optimism, and he entertains crowds while demonstrating why he’s considered one of the keenest political minds in America.