President Trump Has Abandoned Our Nation

Trump defends civil war statues

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined a chorus of business leaders who have voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump after he blamed white nationalists and anti-racism activists equally for violence in Virginia over the weekend. "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!", the U.S. president wrote on Twitter.

"This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson".

And for all his bluntness, all the hectic, late-night tweeting, Trump is more skilled at using coded messaging - what's known as dog whistling.

"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!"

Trump himself stayed out of sight Wednesday, but he returned to Twitter early Thursday to chastise Sen.

A 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 other people injured when an OH man suspected of being a white nationalist drove his auto into a crowd of counter-protesters. But Mr Trump himself, staying at his golf club in New Jersey, was increasing rather than slowing his tweet-a-thon. But by Tuesday, the president seemed to revert to his initial message, declaring in a combative press conference, "I think there is blame on both sides". Some Republicans express disapproval but eventually do nothing; to pass their agenda, they are willing to work with this embarrassment of a president. I'm sorry, after what he said about my child.

On Monday he singled out the Klu Klux and neo-Nazis as "repugnant", but on Tuesday he returned to his original position and said there had been "blame on both sides".

The horror of the tragedy was only further compounded by President Donald Trump's disturbing reaction.

He also repeated what he said in his contentious press conference in NY earlier this week, when he questioned whether statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson be removed because they were both slaveowners. Only one side has a spokesperson who proudly announced on camera that he's "trying to make [himself] more capable of violence" and indicated he's looking for a leader similar to Trump, but who "does not give his daughter to a Jew". A casual consumer of the news might assume that Charlottesville has been a political triumph for Democrats, and a disaster for Trump and the GOP. "I want them to talk about racism every day".

Her husband followed suit, writing that "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for", before making his first public statement in Bedminster, New Jersey. When President Trump equated the white supremacists and neo-Nazis marching with torches in Charlottesville with those there to protest the injustice of such an outrage, he shocked the country and the rest of the world.

Trump on Thursday called Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker and tweeted that Graham's contention that the president had said there was "moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer" was a "disgusting lie".

Rabbi Henry Karp, one of the event organizers, observed, "This was fantastic and heartwarming - that so many people would take time out in the middle of the week to join us as a community of love".

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