GOP senator, media 'totally misrepresent' what I said after Charlottesville

Trump: Graham Telling 'Disgusting Lie' About My Stance Against White Supremacy, Flake Is 'Toxic'

TRUMP DIGS IN: GOP senator, media 'totally misrepresent' what I said after Charlottesville

President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

Hogan is among the Republicans who think the president was wrong.

This week, racism and criminal acts of hate have dominated the national stage, and President Trump has made himself very clear repeatedly on this subject.

Corker spoke at an event in his home state of Tennessee, afterward telling reporters Trump "has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation" and unless he can do that "our nation is going to go through great peril".

Pressured by advisers, the president had taken a step back from the dispute on Monday, two days after he had enraged many by declining to single out the white supremacists and neo-Nazis whose demonstration against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statute had led to violence and the death of a counter-protester in Charlottesville.

He returned to his combative stance Tuesday-insisting anew during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that "both sides" were to blame. And then in a burst of tweets on Thursday he renewed his criticism of efforts to remove memorials and tributes to the Civil War Confederacy.

Foner says Southern history shows it's white people who have had this power but now others are making their voices heard - "claiming we don't like the public representation of history that has been dominant in this region for the last 200 years or so".

"Also the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

"But you know, how many statues of black people are there in the South?" Jeff Flake "toxic" and praised Flake's potential primary election opponent.

On the other hand, many people feel they simply represent the courageous Confederate soldiers who fought and died for what they felt was their country.

In a letter to Trump on Tuesday, a group of liberal and minority Democrats said the hate groups were empowered by Bannon and two other top aides, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka. While Graham did mount a presidential campaign in 2016, he dropped out well before the SC primary that Trump won. "Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch".

COSTA: If you look closer at some of these polls, you still see that President Trump has this grip on the Republican base.

On behalf of the Republican elected officials of Huron County, the Huron County Republican Party submitted the following statement to the Reflector.

Beyond Washington, Trump's endorsement of extremist groups has further isolated him from a community he holds near and dear: the business elite.

Perhaps the most repugnant thing in Trump's tweets is his mention of "culture" as a reason why Confederate statues should stay up. His action came after one of the panels had already agreed to disband earlier in the day.

The White House is trying to deal with the repercussions from Trump's defiant remarks on the Virginia tragedy.

Clinton, meanwhile, concentrated so much on Trump's deficiencies and outlandish statements that her own policy proposals received less attention.

In a statement to CNN, Graham cited Heyer and her mother as among those who opposed the white supremacist march.

It should go without saying, but only one side gathered with the explicit, stated goal of "uniting" a right that includes vocal white nationalists, KKK members and neo-Nazis.

The last time the House censured a president was in 1848.

Bykowicz reported from Washington.

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