Vivica A. Fox on Trump's Charlottesville Response: 'He's Not Qualified to Run Our Country' (Exclusive)
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Donald Trump is getting slammed over his Charlottesville response by one of his former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestants: Vivica A. Fox.

The actress told TooFab Thursday she is "very disappointed in the way that he's handling the Charlottesville incident."

She is, of course, referring to his two-day delay in condemning Nazis and white supremacists, specifically, for their violent rally last weekend that claimed the life of one woman, who was counter protesting the hate groups' presence in the Virginia town. Then, just a day later, Trump held another press conference and blamed "both sides" for the violence, and actually argued there were some "very fine people" marching on behalf of the hate groups at the Unite the Right rally.

"I've always said all along, I like Donald Trump, I did 'Celebrity Apprentice' with Donald Trump, I get his charisma, I get how people were attracted to him, he's a very charming man," Fox told TooFab. "The reason why I did 'Celebrity Apprentice,' was because of Donald Trump."

That being said, Fox added, "Donald Trump, in my honest opinion, wasn't qualified to be president of the United States because he ran his campaign on division and now we're seeing that."

Fox, an actress with an astonishing 165 credits on her resume -- including movie hits "Independence Day," "Booty Call" and "Kill Bill," as well as major TV shows "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Empire" -- is busy promoting "Bring It On: Worldwide #CheerSmack," which comes out on Aug. 29. Like everyone else in America, Trump is on her mind as she continues to book role after role.

"It seems like he's still in campaign mode, that he doesn't get that you're now the president of 50 United States of America and you have to unite us as a country and not divide us and not live in the past," she continued. "It just seems to me, he says 'Make America Great Again,' but he has to realize America is great and America's great because it's evolved through all of the different cultures and you can't go backwards with racism and division."

"Even his own party is like, 'Wait a minute, dude! We can't go back there,'" Fox said. "Where you're trying to go back is a time where there's division and hatred. He's just proven my point that he's not qualified to run our country."

In a press conference, that wasn't even supposed to focus on Charlottesville, Trump said, "What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right'? Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do."

"You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent," he continued. "Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now."

Fox isn't alone in her outrage. A number of other Hollywood stars took to social media to rip Trump's rhetoric while #ImpeachTrump was the top Twitter trend. And late-night comedians unanimously condemned Trump's statements.

Meanwhile, Trump has been busy on Twitter Thursday morning defending his choice of words on the Charlottesville incident.

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