Inside Story

Is Donald Trump giving a voice to white supremacists?

The US president is being widely criticised for his response to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.

Race relations in the United States are causing yet more fury and soul searching – and raising more questions about President Donald Trump and his stance on white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Critics are appalled at his reaction to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

A protest by the ‘Unite the Right’ movement turned ugly. And a woman was killed when a car ploughed into the crowd.

Trump has blamed both sides for the violence – infuriating many Americans, including in his own Republican party.

So where is the US heading?

Presenter: Sohail Rahman


Matthew Mackowiak – Republican consultant and former White House aide.

Leah Wright Rigueur – Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University.

Deray McKesson – Civil rights activist, Black Lives Matter organiser.