Trump calls for unity on anniversary of Charlottesville rally

President Donald Trump on Saturday called for the nation to "come together" ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division," Trump wrote on Twitter. "We must come together as a nation."

On Sunday, white nationalists will gather at a "Unite the Right" rally near the White House marking the anniversary of the Charlottesville rally, which resulted in the death of a counter-protester after a supremacist drove his car into a crowd of people.

The president’s response to the rally was heavily criticized after he asserted during a press conference at Trump Tower that there were "very fine people on both sides."

On Saturday, Trump wrote that he condemns "all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!"

The president, who is staying at his golf in New Jersey, earlier Saturday returned to his criticism of current and former FBI officials, echoing calls from his congressional allies that the Justice Department had not turned over documents related to officials like former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe in a timely manner.

"Why isn’t the FBI giving Andrew McCabe text messages to Judicial Watch or appropriate governmental authorities," the president wrote. "FBI said they won’t give up even one (I may have to get involved, DO NOT DESTROY). What are they hiding?"

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