Trump was more general in his language while Rubio directly condemned Nazis, the KKK and white supremacists.
"Praying for those hurt & killed today in Charlottesville", he also wrote. "This is nothing short of domestic terrorism & should be named as such".
Shortly after Gardner's tweets, U.S. Sen.
President Donald Trump says there's "no place" in the United States for the kind of violence that's broken out at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. "It's been going on a long, long time", Trump said of the violence. In comments from Bedminister, N.J., Trump blamed "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides".
"My heart wrenches for VA & I pray for the safety of all in #Charlottesville during these horrific turn of events", said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
White nationalists had assembled in Charlottesville to vent their frustration against the city's plans to take down a statue of Confederal Gen. Robert E. Lee. Trump tweeted at 1:19 p.m.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this display of egregious violence on many sides", Mr. Trump said in his remarks.
Democrat Senator Michael Bennet likewise called upon the president to denounce the violent actions. "We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection for each other". Embrace inclusion, celebrate differences-that's the America we believe in.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, a Democrat representing Denver, in a tweet said that "domestic terrorism in #Charlottesville must not go unanswered".
Bennet echoed his upper chamber colleague, saying that the events that unfolded in Virginia are contrary to everything we stand for as a country.
Trump has tweeted that "we ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for". He added that he was "heartbroken to hear about loss of life in today's domestic terror attack".
Here in Colorado, the reaction from local politicians was stronger and more direct, characterizing the act as domestic terrorism and renouncing the involvement of white supremacists.
Trump said he spoke with Virgina Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Saturday and they agreed "the hate and division must stop and must stop right now".
Police tried to keep the two sides separate but quickly dispersed, allowing for chaos to reign that culminated in the car attack on a group of hundreds of peaceful protesters.
"Do you want the support of these white nationalist groups?" "He just said the nation should come together. Really, really good. God bless him".
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