Trump’s mercurial nature also makes it hard to gauge what effect the personnel changes and focus on Afghanistan will make. “I saw an actual clip of him at a press conference equating the protesters … with the KKK and the white supremacists”.
Lee and Jackson, another Confederate commander during the 1861-1865 Civil War, have always been celebrated by many white southerners as icons of a lost cause, and reviled by others as traitorous defenders of a slave-holding south.
A driver rammed his auto into people demonstrating along a crowded, narrow street near the University of Virginia. The center seemed relieved by the president’s decision, saying in a statement, “We are grateful for the gesture”. That’s why Trump maintained – falsely – that among the torch-bearing Charlottesville white supremacists there were also plenty of “nice people”.
Ryan’s response: “I will not support that, I think that will be so counterproductive”.
On Monday, following Saturday’s “both sides” statement, Trump condemned the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, and Heyer responded by thanking the president for “denouncing those who promote violence and hatred”.
“The president”, he said, “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs in order for him to be successful”.
Much of it has come from the left, whose visceral hate of the president for winning the election has caused it to attempt to drive a wedge between Trump and the country.
But before you go sanctifying these people, remember they were willing to work for Trump in the first place, knowing that he is an out-of-control megalomaniac, misogynist, and racist who cares only about himself and his wealthy family (and Vladimir Putin). In an interview with journalist Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect, published Wednesday, Bannon is quoted as saying: “The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em”.
Before Charlottesville, the Republican National Committee raised more than twice as much money in July than the Democrats, pulling in $10.2 million to their $3.8 million.
The White House announced that Mr Trump had made a decision to cancel plans to assemble a President’s Advisory Council on Infrastructure.
“And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either”, Trump said August 15 during a combative news conference with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower. That’s a far less controversial stance – new polls show many Americans share his views on the statues, or are at least unsure how they feel about them. And honestly, if the press were not fake and if it was honest, the press would have said what I said was very nice. But regarding Trump, they have offered either praise for his response or gentle critiques couched within complaints about how he has been treated by his critics and the media.