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US President Donald Trump Says US Culture, History Being 'Ripped Apart'

20 August 2017

The resolution censures the president for his perceived misconduct, as well as calls on him to fire "any and all White House advisors who have urged him to cater to the white supremacist movement in the United States". He then suggested that the white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville to defend the honor of men who fought to keep dark-skinned people as slaves - and the counterprotesters who gathered to defend the equal dignity of all human beings - were equally to blame for the weekend's violence (which included one member of the first group plowing a auto through members of the latter).

Trump, at a news conference at the Trump Tower in NY, said numerous hate groups were there to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park and questioned how many more statutes and monuments would be removed.

In moments like this, of national crisis or tragedy, presidents typically shed their political skin, at least briefly.

But neither have much appeal with the broader electorate.

Trump on Thursday also lashed out at a frequent Republican critic, Senator Lindsey Graham of SC, and accused the media of distorting his views.

As the coverage of the Charlottesville fallout seemingly escalates by the hour, President Trump took a whack at the press Thursday. The White House did not answer questions Wednesday about whether he'd yet done so.

Opponents call the statues a festering symbol of racism, while supporters say they honour American history. Numerous charities followed the Cleveland Clinic in pulling business from his private Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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While Republican lawmakers such as Sen.

"I think that this presidency is unraveling before our eyes", Carson said.

On Saturday, the White House announced that Trump and the first lady would skip the December events honoring recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors arts awards to "allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction".

Several White House aides told colleagues they were dismayed with Trump's return to the Charlottesville episode Tuesday.

And then I had more meetings to establish her foundation.

President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

Shrugging off a barrage of bipartisan criticism, Trump waded back into the charged racial debate over monuments to the pro-slavery Civil War South with a volley of early morning tweets. A divisive figure who shares Trump's "America first" instincts, Bannon lost his job on Friday.

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"Condemning neo-Nazis and white supremacists should be easy", the Indianapolis Democrat said. Trump has "a history and a habit of minimizing groups of people", he said.

On Tuesday, during Trump's staggering news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, the President said he had not talked to Heyer's family. "Indeed, with each passing day, it becomes clearer that the Republican Congress must declare whether it stands for our sacred American values or with the President who embraces white nationalism".

Trump has shown his softer side at times.

That day, Trump tweeted, "Memorial service today for lovely and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman".

And Trump has befriended Jamiel Shaw, whose namesake son was murdered by a man in the country illegally.

A driver rammed his auto into people demonstrating along a crowded, narrow street near the University of Virginia. This decision comes in in light of the recent Charlottesville white nationalist riots, where one person died, and dozens more were injured. One of them, Marc Coons, who didn't vote for Trump, was apprehensive about going - anxious Trump might focus on the attacker, a Somali refugee.

"Senator Flake is one of the finest human beings I've ever met", Corker said. One moment that sticks with him happened as he posed for a photo with Trump. The word "carred" turned "car" into a verb.

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"Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". "I just ignored it".