Celebrities React With Horror to Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference

Celebrities React With Horror to Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference

It was a low point for the presidency.

Published August 16, 2017

Yesterday was a low point in American history. Our current President of the United States defended White supremacists, labeling protesters who were speaking out against hate as the "alt-left" and compared Robert E. Lee, a violent racist who wanted to dismantel the country in the 1860s, to President George Washington, who fought to create the country. 

This is the man with the same hateful views we have seen since the vile election or when he called for five Black teenagers to be executed in 1989. The power of the oval office has only made her more emboldened to battle bigotry.

People were mortified — unless you turned to Fox News. Read the responses below from celebrities of all backgrounds reacting to our President. 
 

For more on our current President, watch the BET Breaks video above.

Written by Renee Samuel

(Photo from left: Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Refinery29)

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