Republican leaders dance around Trump's remarks

Jason Kessler

Some Republican strategists are surprised the at the lack of response from top White House officials to what they consider the most flagrant violation of American values that Trump displayed so far in his presidency.

"You can't change history, but you can learn from it", he continued.

Trump has alienated Republicans, corporate leaders and USA allies, rattled markets and prompted speculation about possible White House resignations with his comments since Saturday's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, which came in the aftermath of a white nationalist protest against the removal of a Confederate statue.

Trump on Tuesday also said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia, adding that protesters on the political left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.

On Tuesday, he blamed the "alt-left", and on Thursday the president said it was "foolish" to take down statues of Confederate soldiers. Trump continued, invoking names of Confederate heroes Robert Lee and Stonewall Jackson, whose monuments and memorials are being removed in many U.S. cities and states that have rejected racist white hypernationalism.

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It was said about the removal of the statues that this beauty would be missed as it was no more in the towns, parks, and cities; it would never be replaced with anything.

Critics said monuments to the Confederacy were racially offensive, but supporters said they were important symbols preserving Southern heritage.

It was supported by the "white supremacists and neo-Nazis".

And in most cases, leaving the White House isn't professionally strategic - the risk far outweighs the reward for resigning "in a blaze of glory". All sides didn't drive a vehicle into a peaceful crowd of counter-demonstrators, killing an innocent woman, and injuring many.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions also released a very tough statement of his own: "The violence and deaths in Charlottesville strike at the heart of American law and justice", he said.

Trump's comments Tuesday, in which he said demonstrators from hate groups and counterprotesters shared blame for the Charlottesville violence, unleashed unprecedented criticism of the president by Republican lawmakers. "I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters, like Ms Heyer, with the KKK and the white supremacists", an emotional Bro said in response to a question yesterday.

According to Trump, the fate of the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville should remain a local issue. Gore, a Democrat who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2000, was asked if he could offer one piece of advice to Trump, what would it be?

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford has strongly endorsed the statements by the leaders of the four major US military services, who spoke out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Graham said Wednesday 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.

It's because of Charlottesville, these neo-Nazi protests, racism fueled by white nationalist protests in Charlottesville.

COSTA: It's nearly like they're dealing with an in-law, someone they're not really comfortable with but they have to make it work, they're all in the same family right now because, David, at the end of the day, most Republicans I talk to on Capitol Hill, they don't think they're really part of the same party as President Trump.

"Such a disgusting lie".

He dissolved two business councils Wednesday after the CEO members began quitting, damaging his central campaign promise to be a business-savvy chief executive in the Oval Office. His real reaction. His words were incredible and indefensible to us and to most Americans. "He just can't forget his election trouncing". Trump, meanwhile, has been freakish to fellow Republicans - as when he praised the House health bill one day, then called it "mean" the next and then finally called Senate Republicans inept because they wouldn't pass that "mean" House bill. "History is watching us all".

Sen. Tim Scott of SC said Trump's "moral authority is compromised".

Of Democrats, he said, "I want them to talk about racism every day".



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