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Trump: Charlottesville victim 'beautiful and incredible'

Heather Heyer, 32, died after a car plowed into a crowd of counter protesters at a white...
Heather Heyer, 32, died after a car plowed into a crowd of counter protesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017.(WKYT)
Published: Aug. 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM EDT
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President Donald Trump has tweeted for the first time about Heather Heyer, the young woman who lost her life over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump says the 32-year-old Heyer was "beautiful and incredible" and a "truly special young woman." He says "she will be long remembered by all!"

A memorial service was taking place Wednesday in Charlottesville for Heyer, who was killed Saturday in Charlottesville during violent clashes between white nationalists protesting the pending removal of a Confederate statue and counter-demonstrators. Heyer was killed when a car rammed into the counter-protesters.

Trump told reporters Tuesday that he planned to reach out to Heyer's family. The White House did not respond to questions Wednesday about whether Trump has contacted the family.