Graham says Trump's comments on violence divide Americans

Most signs on Robert E. Lee Road in South Austin were spray painted over Monday morning following the deadly gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville Virginia

Lindsey Graham over the President's response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Thursday, with the SC senator accusing Trump of stoking tensions, a claim Trump called "a disgusting lie". There was a group on this side, you can call them the left ... that came violently attacking the other group.

The Republican Party is afraid of damage caused by US President Donald Trump in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack by a neo-Nazi sympathizer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather's mother says the act of violence "magnified" her daughter's message.

Heading into his presidency, it appeared that Democrats and Republicans might find common ground on plans to invest in infrastructure upgrades across the nation, but Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress have had difficulty pushing major bills through, including failed health care reform proposals. "They don't care about the consequences of their style, just that they are the first on the scene with the juiciest story for their 15 minutes of fame".

In the hours after the incident, 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".

A day after reading a statement from a Teleprompter at the White House in which he denounced the white supremacist groups, Trump repeatedly praised what he contended were "very fine" white protesters. He just can't forget his election trouncing.

He should be condemning white supremacist subgroups, not lamenting the removal of these monuments.

The resolution itself went so far as to declare that President Trump "has surrounded himself" with people who have a history of promoting "white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies".

There, from Trump Tower in NY, was the president of the United States declaring that those protesting against Nazis were. the same as Nazis. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who had on Wednesday accused Trump of "dividing Americans" with his Charlottesville response.

Graham said earlier that Trump "took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency" between the marching white supremacists and the people who had been demonstrating against them.

Senator Tim Scott of SC said the president's "moral authority is compromised".

"They came at each other with clubs ... it was a terrible thing to watch", Trump told reporters in response to questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, before adding that left-wing protesters "came violently attacking the other group".

Over the weekend, as is now well known, white nationalists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. "Should we honor John Wilkes Booth, the Kent State Guardsmen who shot students?" said ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd.

That day, Trump tweeted, "Memorial service today for handsome and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman". Not all of those people were white supremacists, by any stretch.

Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, was pleased with the President's words and took to Twitter following Trump's comments Tuesday to thank him for his "honesty and courage".

Many saw Trump's refusal to take sides as weak leadership, and declarations that there is "only one side" became something of a rallying cry for those willing to speak out as the president won't.

The mainstream media keeps trying to claim that neo-Nazis, who are socialists, are somehow "right-wingers" and naturally support Trump and Republicans.



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