Trump risks everything by supporting hate rally

Jason Kessler

"Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer", Graham said in the statement, referencing Heyer, who died from injuries sustained at the rally in the Virginia city Saturday.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Friday that the ouster of White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon will mean nothing unless President Trump himself tones down his nationalist approach.

Jackson's descendants say that while they've learned that Jackson was loving to his family and had taught Sunday school to slaves in Lexington, Virginia, they ultimately "cannot ignore his decision to own slaves, his decision to go to war for the Confederacy, and, ultimately, the fact that he was a white man fighting on the side of white supremacy", they wrote.

ABC News noted censure does not remove an individual from office, but rather rebukes his or her past actions or statements. He also said that people cannot alter the history but they can learn different lessons from it.

Signer called for the removal of Confederate statues from downtown Charlottesville and asked that the governor and the state's General Assembly "come together in a special session so the legislature can swiftly act to enable localities to determine the fate of monuments like the Lee statue".

On Saturday, when clashes between protesters and counter-protesters erupted, Trump condemned the violence but also blamed it on "many sides", PBS News reported. And honestly, if the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice.

The violence escalated when a 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer drove a vehicle into a crowd of counterprotesters, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others.

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.

Trump, echoing remarks he first made earlier this week, made it clear he opposed the campaign.

The censure resolution denounces Trump for not immediately and specifically condemning neo-Nazi and white nationalist groups who took part in the protest and then doubling down on his comments days later, saying some of the far-right protesters were "very fine people". "It was wrong. But we also can be proud of how, at Appomattox, Lincoln and Grant and Lee put our country on the road to healing and unity. The people of SC will remember!" "It was caused by Neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are attempting to spread their hateful and racist ideology". Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona. "[Graham] just can't forget his election trouncing".

In a separate tweet, Trump accused "the Fake News" of distorting "what I say about hate, bigotry, etc. Shame!"

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