No room in United States for 'neo-nazism': Ivanka Trump

The Trumps are not in Washington - the president is on a working vacation at his New Jersey golf resort - but both appeared keen to get a handle on the situation before it turned ugly.

One year has passed since Charlottesville, Virginia, was besieged by a group fueled by an ideology of hate. He and his daughter sought to soothe growing tensions as Washington braced for a white nationalist rally on Sunday to mark that bloody anniversary.

President Trump addressed concerns this morning tweeting that last year's event resulted in "senseless death and division" and condemning all forms of "racism and acts of violence". "Peace to ALL Americans". "They felt like past year they came to express their point of view".

"There is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in our great country", she tweeted.

"He's calling for unity among all Americans and he denounced all forms of bigotry and acts of violence and racism", she said.

Veteran journalist Dan Rather on Sunday called out Donald Trump for "using false equivalence" in his tweet addressing the Charlottesville "Unite the Right" rally.

Violent fighting broke out between attendees and counter-protesters that day.

The location, close to the president's seat of power could not be more symbolic - even if Mr Trump himself was weekending at his New Jersey golf club.

"The President opined that there were good people in both groups, a statement for which he was widely criticized", he said on his website. Over the past year, from his perch in the White House, he's repeatedly questioned the intelligence of prominent black figures, including Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., basketball star LeBron James and CNN anchor Don Lemon, whom he called "the dumbest man on television".

Walker, the first African American woman elected Mayor of Charlottesville, took office in January 2018.

Organisers expect up to 400 people to take part in the Charlottesville anniversary rally. There are some notable absences - Richard Spencer, one of the co-organisers of last year's Charlottesville rally with Kessler, has made a decision to skip it.

The violence culminated with a man driving a auto into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 people. The driver of the vehicle James Alex Fields Jr has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set to begin in November.

Racist protests known as "flash demos" held during the a year ago which were better attended than Sunday's were organized on the dark web, thus avoiding counter-protesters and police restrictions.

Trump endured extensive criticism for failing to condemn neo-Nazis after Charlottesville.

Scott, one of the nation's most prominent Black Republicans, was troubled by Trump's statements and met with president in September 2017.

"We should put this into context and who is sending this out".