Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 22, 2017

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Donald Trump's stance on the Charlottesville, Virginia violence and death is garnering praise from "some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups" and called on him to "please fix this". Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson?

Trump was first criticized for his delay and lack of conviction in speaking out against a gathering of white supremacists, which included neo-Nazis, skinheads and Ku Klux Klan members.

Trump also decried the removal of Civil War monuments to the Confederacy that several cities have deemed offensive for their connection to slavery.

"Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!" he said.

In addition to his response to the Charlottesville rally, Cohen also accused Trump of potentially obstructing justice in the Russian Federation investigation - a matter that is being investigated by several congressional committees and special counsel Robert Mueller - as well as possible violations of the Emoluments Clause, which prohibits U.S. officials from accepting gifts and other types of financial benefits from foreign governments.

Leaders and politicians outside the United States also were critical of Trump's views.

Heyer was the counter-protester killed in a auto attack Saturday on the sidelines of the white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Overall, it's easy to see why Kelli Ward is Donald Trump's favorite new candidate.

According to the survey, the president's approval rating among Americans nationwide stands at 39 percent, and his disapproval rating stands at 51 percent. You look at both sides.

About 44 respondents in the poll said they believe Trump's policies have encouraged "racial division", while 12 per cent said he's encouraged "racial unity".

"I don't think it does", said former Republican National Committee communications director Doug Heye, when asked if Bannon's departure made a difference.

I am appalled, dismayed, and angered with President Trump's response to Charlottesville, especially his infamous press conference on Tuesday, but what I am not is surprised.

But Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., who has sponsored resolutions calling for Trump to fire Bannon and to be censured by the House, argues that Trump's remarks hit a chord beyond the Democratic base, parts of which have long called for impeachment.

"It's up to the people of they want to take it down take it down".

Many Republicans issued statements on Wednesday in an attempt to distance themselves from Donald Trump's claims about the "very fine people" to be found among white supremacists and the "troublemakers" who fought them.

In the hours afterward, Trump drew criticism when he addressed the violence in broad strokes, saying he condemned "in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides". "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!"

He continued: "The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is". The truth is that, even though he swears the opposite, Trump has done more than any American in recent years to empower White supremacists and neo-Nazis in this country.

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