President Donald Trump issued fresh remarks Monday in response to the Charlottesville, Virginia, attack following his original vague remarks, which lacked a denouncement of racism, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the KKK.
But Hollywood wants to know why it took him two days too many to respond appropriately.
During a press briefing Monday at the White House, Trump told reporters:
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country -- not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. We have so many incredible things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me it is very, very sad. No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we are proud of our country, we are proud of who we are. So we want to get this situation straightened out in Charlottesville and we want to study it, and we want to see what we are doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen."
Trump first addressed the Charlottesville attack Saturday from his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, in which he condemned "hatred," called for unity and but said the violence "on many sides" needs to stop. Criticism of POTUS' remarks was swift with both GOP and Democratic leaders publicly calling him out for his lack of specificity.
"We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!" he tweeted Saturday in his initial response to the attack.
Trump's belated sentiments fell on deaf ears in Hollywood and they pounced quickly on Twitter.