The White House said President Trump "of course" condemns white supremacists after failing to do so during a short speech following the death of a 32-year-old woman Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.
"The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred," the White House spokesperson stated. "Of course that includes white supremacists, [Ku Klux Klan], neo-nazi and all extremist groups. He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together."
The spokesperson refused to go on the record with his or her name and would not give reporters in New Jersey a reason why the statement could not be attributed.
Trump was criticized on both sides of the aisle for not mentioning white nationalists, white supremacists or any of the groups mentioned in Sunday's statement during remarks at his New Jersey golf course Saturday.
Instead, Trump condemned violence on "many sides" and called for Americans to come together.
Heather Heyer was killed when a man, who police say is 20-year-old James Fields, drove his car into a crowd of people in downtown Charlottesville following police putting an end to a planned white supremacist rally. Heyer was there as a counter-protester to the rally.
Fields drove his car into the crowd and slammed into two other vehicles that were stopped amidst a large group of people. Nineteen other people were injured.