Obama posts Nelson Mandela quote to Twitter in reaction to Charlottesville violence

FILE - In this May 1, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama reads his statement to photographers after making a televised statement on the death of Osama bin Laden from the East Room of the White House in Washington. More than half of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably as he leaves office, a new poll shows, but Americans remain deeply divided over his legacy. Less than half of Americans say they’re better off eight years after his election or that Obama brought the country together. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

In a reaction posted to Twitter Saturday, former President Barack Obama condemned the white nationalist viewpoints behind the earlier violence in Charlottesville, Virginia with a Nelson Mandela quote.

According to officials, the day's events left dozens injured and three dead; two in a State Police helicopter crash and one following a deadly vehicular attack.

Under a photo of himself peering through a window at children of various ethnicities, the 44th commander in chief wrote: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or religion."

"People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught how to love."

"For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

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