President Trump says removal of Confederate monuments is 'so foolish'

Republicans Fully Embrace Racism As 67% Support Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

Republicans Fully Embrace Racism As 67% Support Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

Congress has become skilled at distancing itself from President Donald Trump, but some are urging elected officials to go beyond tweets and press releases in response to the president's comments about last weekend's violence in Virginia when they return from recess in September.

Trump had also expressed kind words for Heyer, tweeting that she was "a truly special young woman".

Many have criticized Trump's response to Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally, which was attended by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members, and turned deadly after a auto plowed into counterprotesters, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others.

"Such a disgusting lie", Trump continued.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our attractive statues and monuments", Trump said. "So foolish!" he said.

Trump critics were quick to point out the difference. I wonder, 'is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?' You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?

"I don't think it does", said former RNC communications director Doug Heye.

Trump has mostly maintained high approval numbers among Republicans during his presidency so far, though they have slipped slightly since Inauguration Day.

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Reps. Pramila Jayapal D-Wash., Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., said they intend to introduce a formal resolution of censure, ABC News reported. Nobody wants to say that. "I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency". Tear down more statues. "I hope the voices of Americans - especially those of faith - will be loud enough to drown out every voice of hate". Bannon had once said that the conservative news site is "a platform for the alt-right", and his self-styled nationalist populist approach - particularly on the issue of immigration - made him anathema to most Democrats. "And to the American people, to remind them of the values for which we stand in the USA military, which are reflective of what I believe to be the values of the United States". In a news conference Tuesday in Trump Tower, Trump reiterated that "both sides" were to blame for the violence.

Trump's weak condemnation of the racist far-right set off a political firestorm across the U.S. political spectrum.

Trump was forced to scrap two White House economic advisory councils on Wednesday as top businessmen began abandoning him to protest his stance on the racial debate. "The people of SC will remember".

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday touted a campaign to formally censure President Trump following his controversial response to the violence that resulted from a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

He also said there were "very fine" people marching in those protests who, he argued, have legitimate concerns about the removal of statues commemorating the Confederacy.

"Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

We watched with horror and disgust how a bunch of white supremacists, Nazis and (insert another name for racist assholes) wearing polo shirts and carrying tiki torches descended on the University of Virginia campus last Friday, chanting things like "Jew will not replace us".

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