"Peace to ALL Americans!" the president tweeted.
Almost a decade later, the 28-year-old from OR came to Washington, DC, as neo-Nazis marched through the nation's capital and rallied outside the White House. Heyer's death. A white nationalist allegedly murdered an anti-Nazi protester.
Her comments come in contrast to statements made by her father President Donald Trump in the immediate aftermath of the violence at the Unite the Right rally - in which the president suggested there was blame on both sides, prompting an immediate backlash.
In a mini, three-tweet thread, Ivanka called last year's rally in Charlottesville "an ugly display of hatred, racism, bigotry & violence", argued that there is "no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism" in the United States, and concluded that Americans should "lift one another up", and try and "strengthen" their communities. I believe that for me, and for many other Americans, the "Unite the Right" rally was the moment that the Trump presidency started to feel like the dystopia some had anticipated.
"The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division", Trump said Saturday on Twitter, without noting that most of the violence, including a auto ramming that killed counterprotester Heather Heyer and injured at least 20 others, was committed by neo-Nazi marchers. He returns to the theme again and again, especially to rid himself of negative headlines on other subjects. The president condemning all acts of racism and violence is a positive step in the right direction. Those claims have been renewed in recent weeks as he has questioned the intelligence of prominent black people such as LeBron James and Representative Maxine Waters and criticised professional football players for kneeling during the national anthem.
"These post-Charlottesville marches have no goal, other than to make anyone who supports white self-determination look like a fringe lunatic", Andrew Anglin, publisher of the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website, wrote this month in a blog post disavowing Sunday's rally.
Another 18 percent say race relations have stayed about the same since Trump became president a year ago. This from the president who said that Nigerians will never go back to their huts when they come and see America. "Just over half of white voters, 51 percent, say race relations have worsened under Trump, while larger majorities of African-American voters (79 percent) and Hispanics (60 percent) say they have gotten worse".
However, and according to the Times, the tension in the street - between extensive police cordons and counter-demonstrators in each corner - did not seem to diminish or indicate that "the divisions of the country were close to healing".