>> Mourners gathered to remember the victim of Saturday's hit and run in Charlottesville Wednesday. 32-year-old Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, saying her daughter did not die in vain.>> I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count.>> Reuters' Scott Malone, was at the memorial in Charlottesville, Virginia.
>> I spoke to quite a number of attendees, before and after the event. All of them said they were unimpressed and angered by Trump's latest statement that blame for Saturday's violence extended to both sides. Several said that they had been surprised, but that his Monday statement singling out white supremacists and the KKK had felt quite scripted to them.
And they felt that his outburst in New York on Tuesday was more reflective of his real beliefs.>> But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay?>> The political fallout from Trump's response to the weekend's violent racist rallies continues to ripple through Washington, the President earning rebukes from leaders in both parties for insisting the protestors who confronted white nationalists bore an equal portion of blame for the violence that erupted on Saturday.
After days of silence, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying quote, there are no good neo-nazis. We have a responsibility to stand against hate and violence, wherever it raises its evil head. Senator Lindsey Graham adding the President's words quote, are dividing Americans, not healing them. Even Trump's Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, a man with his own checkered past on race, was more forceful in denunciation.
>> And in no way can we accept or apologize for racism, bigotry, hatred, violence.>> Trump's comments also prompted the mass exodus of CEOs from his business councils, which the President himself Wednesday disbanded to avoid more embarrassing public resignations.>> Wait a minute->> Of course not everyone was disappointed.
Trump's remarks were praised by white supremacists like David Duke, a former leader of the KKK who applauded the president's quote, honesty and courage.