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Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds

27 August 2017

"Love for America requires love for all of its people", Trump also said.

In subsequent remarks he explicitly disavowed white supremacists, but then returned to his original premise that blame should be pinned on both sides - white nationalists and counterprotesters - and said "very fine people" were among both groups.

It was the last part of the quote, that "many sides" were responsible for the Charlottesville violence, that drew bipartisan rebukes for Trump equating neo-Nazis with those protesting against them.

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. Or, more likely, Mr. Romney is willing to give them a pass if it helps him take a cheap shot at his political enemy.

Not all memorials and monuments have to be about the positive side of history, she said. Republican Senator Bob Corker (who was on Trump's short list for vice president) said, President Trump "has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful." .

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In spending half an hour excoriating the media at the Phoenix rally, Donald Trump may have shattered his own record for such a lengthy indictment by an American president. "You don't have to agree with it".

Where was the pain and surprise when Trump selected Jeff Sessions, a man who has worked for decades to keep blacks from voting and was deemed too racist to serve as a federal judge - by the Republican Party, in 1986 - as his attorney general, the leading law enforcement official in the nation? It is equally true that the debate about whether to purge public squares of Confederate statues raises questions about whether revisionists will demand the same treatment for slave owners like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, or even manifest destiny advocates like Theodore Roosevelt. 'But they should come out and say something of substance'.

But his showing in Arizona made a mockery of some media assessments that at last the President had managed to measure up to conventional standards of presidential behavior. But he was wrong about Charlottesville, and he has managed to make himself more wrong at nearly every turn. "You have the "antifa" [antifacists] with their face covered and the neo-Nazi's with their sticks and poles and flags". "These are people who want to destroy everything that America is about". "He is unhinged, it's embarrassing, and I don't mean for us, the media because he went after us, but for the country". "Once somebody shuts them [the protesters] up, it's never going to stop".

Besides, the poll showed a 43 per cent plurality of voters blame the white nationalist protesters most for the violence.

A new poll indicates that almost one in ten Americans believe that neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideology is "acceptable".

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"His speech was without thought", Lemon said. If intolerance to certain races and religions becomes common-place, then tolerance in any form ceases to exist.

Pointing to regulations on free speech like rally permits, Ford said "the government has no qualms about taking our rights away".

The poll found that 13 percent of men, as well as 13 percent of self-identified Republicans and "strong conservatives" said it was acceptable to hold neo-Nazi or white supremacist views.

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Millions of Americans Tolerate neo-Nazi Views, Poll Finds