After hours brawls between the pro-rally far-right figures and anti-racism protesters, a sport car ploughed into crowd against the rally, killing a 32-year-old local woman and injuring 19.
Elsewhere, demonstrators denounced fascism and called for the removal of Confederate monuments, which initially prompted the violent rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville.
"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups", Trump said. He often chose to remain silent, and his extended family says they rarely saw much of him-especially since he asked for the money owed to him from his father's death at 18 and summarily very few family members heard from him since.
He said: "I'm not the angry racist they see in that photo".
The hashtag #ExposeTheAltRight is also being harnessed in the social media backlash against the events in Charlottesville. Approximately 450 people took part in the counter-protest.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised Heyer.
Trump responded to Saturday's violence in Charlottesville by blaming bigotry on "many sides". The Department of Justice launched a civil rights investigation into Saturday's violence.
Fields was a big Donald Trump supporter because of what he believed to be Trump's views on race, Weimer said.
The president came under withering bipartisan scolding for not clearly condemning white supremacists and other hate groups on Saturday. "Trump's not a white supremacist".
In May, he was one of three people arrested after scuffles broke out by the statue. He said violence arising from hatred cannot be tolerated.
The army confirmed Fields reported for basic training in August 2015 but was later released 'due to a failure to meet training standards'.
As the chorus of criticism grew, White Houses aides struggled at times to explain the president's position. She says it's a hate crime and should be treated as such. He said, "Twice I said to him we have to stop this hateful speech, this rhetoric".
"We are afraid that some sort of thing like (the incident in Charlotteville) will happen and that's why we're holding these counter protests, and that's why we're trying to educate people with what's going on", he said.
President Trump has been roundly criticized for his response to the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.
The president hasn't addressed the matter on Sunday.
"Donald Trump has encouraged and invited bigotry in many forms and has refused to condemn domestic hate crimes and terrorism when the perpetrators were white", she added.