A Stomach-Turning Percentage of Republicans Agree with Trump's Handling of Charlottesville


"The people of SC will remember". "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency".

Trump on Thursday tweeted that Flake "is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

Cohen, a Democrat from Tennessee who has criticized Trump in the past, said his decision came after Trump's comments on the "horrific events in Charlottesville, Virginia".

After initially saying over the weekend that "many sides" were responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., Trump read a prepared statement Monday in which he said "racism ls evil", and that the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists are "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans". And honestly, if the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice.

Bro added: "There were three more frantic messages from press secretaries throughout the day, and I didn't know why that would have been on Wednesday, and I was home recovering from the exhaustion of the funeral, and so I thought, well, I'll get to him later, and then I had more meetings to establish her foundation, so I hadn't really watched the news until last night". "You have to ask yourself, where does it stop?"

Earlier, President Trump took a swing at his favourite punching bag today, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media.

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., whom Trump attacked during his news conference over a recent health care vote, said "there's no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry".

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides", he had said during a short statement, adding that he had been closely following bad events unfolding in Virginia. It has been going on for a long, long time.

"Hate and division in the country must stop".

"What is vital now is a swift restoration of law and order and the protection of innocent", noted Trump. It was a terrible thing to watch.

Demonstrators clashed on the streets of Charlottesville ahead of a white nationalist rally, with counter-protesters and right-wing nationalist groups converging on the college town in the latest chapter in the United States' debate over race and identity. He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a auto driven into the crowd.

The protests were initiated by the city's government decision of removing the confederate past, including a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. And while his style is often controversial, many of his statements are often in line with those voters' beliefs, including his support after Charlottesville for protecting Confederate monuments.