'The empathy is overwhelming': Trump gets lashed online for tepid tweet about Charlottesville death
Donald Trump during CNN debate (Photo: Screen capture via video)

President Donald Trump responded with a tweet to the death of a 32-year-old woman who was killed in Charlottesville when a white nationalist rammed his car into a crowd of anti-racist counter-protesters.


The message's bland, boilerplate language -- and ongoing lack of condemnation for the racist hate groups that converged on Saturday for a "Unite the Right" rally -- infuriated many online observers. Others just rolled their eyes, disappointed but unsurprised at the tepid reaction to a woman's death by a president who urged attendees at his campaign rallies to assault and injure protesters.