LeBron James Talks Charlottesville Riots, Questions ‘Make America Great Again’

LeBron James called the events that have unfolded in Charlottesville, Virginia, “sad” and questioned the direction of the United States after white nationalists engaged in violent clashes with counter-protestors on Saturday.

According to the New York TimesSheryl Gay Stolberg and Brian M. Rosenthal, tensions escalated Saturday after white nationalists descended on the campus of the University of Virginia Friday evening for a planned march.

Once a rally was broken up by police, a car reportedly drove through a crowd in downtown Charlottesville and killed a 32-year-old woman.

The Associated Press reported that two others died Saturday after a helicopter crashed near Charlottesville in an incident related to the violent clashes.

“We are closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.,” President Donald Trump said from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on Saturday afternoon, per the New York TimesGlenn Thrush.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

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Enes Kanter Responds to Charlottesville Protesters with Twitter Post

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter commented Saturday on the protests currently occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kanter tweeted the following in reference to the situation:

According to CNN.com, white nationalists are marching in Charlottesville to protest the city’s efforts to remove itself from its Confederate past.

The demonstration has erupted into violence, prompting a state of emergency to be declared in Charlottesville.

Kanter’s tweet referenced protesters carrying torches as they marched Friday night on the University of Virginia’s campus.

Kanter is a Turkish national who has publicly embraced the United States in recent months.

In May, Kanter was held at a Romanian airport and said his passport was canceled due to his views on Turkish politics.

Per ESPN.com, Kanter is an “outspoken critic” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter announced his intention to become a U.S. citizen in the aftermath of the airport situation.

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Enes Kanter Responds to Charlottesville Protesters with Twitter Post

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Enes Kanter commented Saturday on the protests currently occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kanter tweeted the following in reference to the situation:

According to CNN.com, white nationalists are marching in Charlottesville to protest the city’s efforts to remove itself from its Confederate past.

The demonstration has erupted into violence, prompting a state of emergency to be declared in Charlottesville.

Kanter’s tweet referenced protesters carrying torches as they marched Friday night on the University of Virginia’s campus.

Kanter is a Turkish national who has publicly embraced the United States in recent months.

In May, Kanter was held at a Romanian airport and said his passport was canceled due to his views on Turkish politics.

Per ESPN.com, Kanter is an “outspoken critic” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Kanter announced his intention to become a U.S. citizen in the aftermath of the airport situation.

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