On Tuesday, President Trump appeared before journalists to give a speech about infrastructure. But as people have come to expect from the off-the-cuff president, Trump's comments quickly veered off-script.
"You had a group on one side that was bad," the president said, "and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now. You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit, and they were very, very violent."
Trump's belief that counter-protesters confronting neo-Nazis are somehow morally equivalent to white supremacists is incredibly controversial. For many, these comments can be seen as an assurance that these hate groups have the support and protection of the president, a terrifying idea that can have fatal consequences as white nationalists vow to hold more rallies across the country.
Needless to say, it's important to dissect and analyze what the president's comments can mean for the racial divide in America. Here's what some celebrities had to say.