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When the mob of white men marched in Charlottesville carrying flaming torches Friday night shouting “Heil Trump” as the curtain-raiser for a day of violent clashes with counterprotesters that left three people dead, they showed the world that America is once again playing with fire. And Trump was the one with the match.

— The Washington Post’s Petula Dvorak: Trump lit the torches of white supremacy in Charlottesville. We must extinguish them.