“It’s against our values and everything we’ve stood for since 1775.”
The nation’s top military leaders are tweeting against racism and intolerance in the wake of the white supremacist rally and car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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Several members of the joint chiefs of staff spoke publicly about the need to condemn extremism and embrace diversity after President Trump's tumultuous press conference on Tuesday, in which he defended the white supremacists' actions as being just one side of the violence.
First was Navy Admiral John Richardson, who tweeted on Saturday night that the events in Charlottesville were “unacceptable & mustnt be tolerated”
Adm. John M. Richardson, in 2014.
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