After Charlottesville remarks, U.S. religious conservatives defend Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia last week in clashes between far-right and counter-protesters.

Though out of public view, Trump sought to make his voice heard on Twitter as he found himself increasingly under siege and alone while fanning the controversy over race and politics toward a full-fledged national conflagration.

She noted that these people sending death threats to her might be fearing the talks she has been giving.

Bro, in a statement to CNN, thanked the President. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them", Graham said in a statement. "My condolences, also, to the grieving families of the two state troopers and quick recovery for those injured".

When Trump went off-script the day after his Monday comments, "he seemed like a man who was cornered", said Aaron Balick, director of a psychology center in London who has written about the psychology of Trump's tweets.

I admit what happened at Charlottesville and especially President Trump's Tuesday rant put a genuine temporary scare in me, reminding me vaguely of my earliest childhood memory: Nazi hordes with banners and flags marching down Unter den Linden in Berlin, singing anti-Semitic, nationalistic songs (similar to those chanted by demonstrators in Charlottesville). "Thank you all!" Mr Trump tweeted from NY. "I'll be reaching out".

Murdoch writes that the event in Charlottesville and Trump's response is a concern for all people.

Heyer's mother told a memorial service on Thursday that her daughter's killers tried to silence her. "But at the same time, they don't want to be closely associated with him". Apart from threatening environmental, safety and financial protections with largely unfulfilled executive orders, a demonstrably cruel deportation policy, and lamentable court appointments, the worst of Mr. Trump's plans have thankfully faltered, like destroying the Affordable Care Act, while others are nowhere in sight.

That was just the start, the administration is taking additional steps to expand apprenticeship programs, especially for women and minorities in STEM fields where these groups have been truly under-represented. "She will be long remembered by all!" The move appeared created to end what had been a steady drumbeat of CEOs announcing that they were severing ties with the White House over Trump's handling of Charlottesville.

"Those are people who have been keeping the party together for the last number of years", Henry said of those lawmakers.

It's incredible how quickly the cry went from being, "Why is the President so silent about neo-Nazis?" to, at least among Republicans, "for the love of tax cuts for the obscenely rich, is there anything we can do to get the President to stop talking about neo-Nazis?" "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family". Her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer of NY, said the focus should remain on Trump's refusal to single out neo-Nazis and other white supremacists.

He accused "publicity-seeking" senator Lindsey Graham of SC of falsely stating Trump's position on the demonstrators.

"Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", said Trump. Such a disgusting lie. "He just can't forget his election trouncing".

"Love is what's keeping me going", she said. "I don't forgive you for that", Bro said in another interview to MSNBC.

Why stick around? Prospects that Trump can actually follow through on a business-friendly agenda, including tax reform, look increasingly dim. "I didn't even see that message".

Republicans should have had their Waterloo and broken with Trump long ago (my own came on March 2, 2016 when I resigned my position as deputy communications director for the New York State Republican Party), but after the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., - and the president's indefensible remarks in the aftermath - any Republican still clinging to this chintzy commander-in-chief can now join his kitchen cabinet in the Confederacy of Dunces.



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