Trump’s response to the tragedy in Charlottesville has rocked his presidency, causing some of his staunch Republican defenders to question his competence and CEOs who had planned to work with the White House to distance themselves from Trump.
Nearly an identical number (57%) who disapprove of Trump say they are never going to change their minds on the President’s job performance either.
Earlier in the day, Mr Trump made clear that he had no intention of stepping back from his assertions about the Charlottesville rally that have drawn widespread condemnation.
“At first I just missed his calls”, Bro said.
On Wednesday, Trump posted on Twitter: “Memorial service today for handsome and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman”. The association has about 75 members, she said. “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”.
“The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful”, Corker said.
David Holt, an Oklahoma state senator running for mayor of Oklahoma City, told The New York Times, “The last year and especially the last few days have basically erased 15 years of efforts by Republicans to diversify the party”.
In his initial reaction to the chaos in Charlottesville, Mr. Trump did not specifically condemn the KKK, neo-Nazis or white supremacists who were largely perpetuating the violence that killed one and injured dozens of others.
She added: “You can’t wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying, ‘I’m sorry.’ I’m not forgiving for that”.
Conservatives like Ms. Piercy, who have grown only more emboldened after Charlottesville, believe that the political and media elite hold them and Mr. Trump to a harsh double standard that demands they answer for the sins of a radical, racist fringe.
The groups – including Neo-Nazis and the KKK – got into violent clashes with those opposed to them, leading to the death of one woman who was mowed down by a vehicle during the counter protests. Eighty-three percent of Democrats and 53 percent of Independents said that Trump was off the mark in suggesting “both sides” are equally culpable in the violence in Virginia this weekend.
His response was ugly, but I have a tough time making it fit any reasonable definition of “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
He lamented an assault on American “culture”, revived a bogus, century-old story about killing Muslim extremists, and attacked Republicans with a renewed vigor. “What about the alt-left that came charging.at the, as you say, the alt-right?” ” podcast, the award-winning Wesley Lowery – author of “They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement” – weighs in on the state of race relations in America”.