The Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website reportedly cheered President Donald Trump for his comments about the 2017 Charlottesville protests.
In February 2017, the Charlottesville City Council had voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that had stood in the city since 1924, but the opponents resorted to a legal recourse to block the decision. In June 2017, the City Council voted to give Lee Park, where the statue stood, a new name — Emancipation Park. (In 2018, the park was renamed yet again to Market Street Park.)
Following this, a group of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and related groups conducted a 'Unite the Right' rally on August 11 and 12, 2017, in Charlottesville. The rally was headed by well-known white nationalists, Richard Spencer, Jason Kessler, and former Ku Klux Klan head David Duke. Counterdemonstrations were carried out by people opposed to the alt-right, such as church groups, civil rights leaders, and anti-fascist activists. A woman had been killed, and 34 were injured when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters.
Although the President condemned the violence by 'many sides,' but he did not explicitly condemn the far-right for which he was heavily criticized.
According to reports published in The Washington Post and Business Insider, the President's choice of words was celebrated by groups of neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Andrew Anglin, the founder of the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist website that considers itself a part of the alt-right, appreciated Trump for 'refusing to even mention anything to do with us.' Daily Stormer posted other comments declaring the 'president's words as a signal of tacit support for their side,' the reports stated.