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President Trump says removal of Confederate monuments is 'so foolish'

20 August 2017

Do they have any semblance of guilt?. While Trump condemned the neo-Nazi and white supremacists who protested, he insisted there were "very fine people" among those protesting the removal of Lee's statue in Charlottesville.

The incident - for which Mr Trump had placed blame on "many sides" - resulted in the death of a young woman after a auto plowed into a crowd.

Graham, a frequent critic of the President who unsuccessfully ran against him in the 2016 presidential primaries, warned Wednesday that Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans".

But before we recall the president's immortal impromptu news conference at Trump Tower, we should also pause to note that Baltimore returned to Mr. Trump's sights.

Warner added that the disappointment stemmed from Trump's refusal to call the incident in Charlottesville, which left one woman dead, domestic terrorism. Fields was charged with second degree murder after 32-year-old Heather Heyer was killed in the crash.

"I mean, I know a lot about Charlottesville", Trump said.

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In an interview with journalist Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, Bannon is quoted as saying: "The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got 'em".

The statement comes after Signer canceled a news conference on Friday in which he was expected to make a major announcement. Tear down more statues.

'So this week it's Robert E. Lee.

The hosts tried mightily to change the subject from Trump's unconscionable defense of neo-Nazis to his claim that those taking down statues of "Confederate heroes" (Doocy's phrase) would soon attack George Washington.

Jefferson and Washington, slave owners though they may have been, established the ideals upon which our society is based today. And how we view history inevitably changes from generation to generation, and should, whether we remove monuments or not. "And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly".

As the coverage of the Charlottesville fallout seemingly escalates by the hour, President Trump took a whack at the press Thursday.

On Tuesday evening, Schwarzman called Kushner, one of President Trump's most trusted advisers, to inform him that the president's Strategic and Policy Forum was in chaos and on the verge of collapsing, according to numerous sources familiar with the matter.

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In London, British Prime Minister Theresa May offered a rare rebuke of Trump by one of the United States' closest foreign allies.

Trump initially stated that there was violence "on many sides", as NPR has reported.

"Blaming "both sides" for #Charlottesville?!" He held meetings with Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration, and Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida and dined with his longtime friend, developer Richard LeFrak. "Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists?"

Mr. President, good people don't pal around with Nazis and white supremacists.

Sen. Todd Young, an Indiana Republican, tweeted, "This is simple: we must condemn and marginalize white supremacist groups, not encourage and embolden them". "Not all of those people were neo-Nazis. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch". But she assigned the blame to the white nationalists who mounted the rally, saying, "We have no place in our party for KKK, anti-Semitism. racism, bigotry".

To that end, the mayor said he is asking the General Assembly to give localities authority over their monuments and the power to ban open carry or concealed weapons during public events that pose security threats.

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President Trump says removal of Confederate monuments is 'so foolish'