Anthony Scaramucci suggested that Donald Trump should step up his stance against extremist groups following what happened in Charlottesville on Saturday. Reports stated that a group of supremacists held a rally, called "Unite the Right," which was met by counter-protesters and eventually led to total chaos.

White nationalist rally turns violent

The encounter has left one woman dead and 30 others injured after a man plowed into a bunch of counter-protesters. Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer described the act "a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance" and expressed his disgust over this "unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation" near a university reported the BBC.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe reiterated his call to order these extremist groups to leave before he condemned them for causing violence in his city. "You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you. You pretend that you're patriots, but you are anything but a patriot," he said in his official statement.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, was criticized for failing to condemn the groups responsible of the incident in his speech to address the situation. In his statement, the POTUS emphasized that his administration condemns this kind of violence "on many sides" which he said has been going on for a long time.

"No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should be afraid to go outside and play or be with their parents and have a good time," he said at a press conference.

Trump slammed for his statement on Charlottesville rally

It is worth noting that the U.S. president did not single out the supremacists for causing that incident in Charlottesville that led to the death of one counter-protester and two state troopers in-charge of monitoring the situation at the rally. His failure to explicitly slam the extremists for the act of violence has earned Donald Trump criticisms from both his supporters and detractors.

Sen. Cory Gardner asked the POTUS to "call evil by its name," while Gov. Chris Christie encouraged other leaders to speak up about the incident. "We reject the racism and violence of white nationalists like the ones acting out in Charlottesville," he wrote as per CBS News.

An unnamed White House official, however, defended the U.S.

president and explained that Donald Trump condemns "white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups" despite failing to mention them in his speech.

Meanwhile, Anthony Scaramucci believes the POTUS needs to be sterner in dealing against supremacists. "I think he needed to be much harsher as it related to the white supremacists and the nature of that," he told ABC.