Trump Criticises Removal Of "Beautiful" Confederate Statues

US President Donald Trump says Senator Lindsey Graham's criticism of him was a

KEVIN LAMARQUE REUTERS US President Donald Trump says Senator Lindsey Graham's criticism of him was a"disgusting lie

Donald Trump has said U.S. history and culture is being "ripped apart" by the removal of statues.

He added: "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!" The city erupted in violence that would claim the life of Heather Heyer after she was struck by a vehicle driven by an alleged white supremacist.

President Donald Trump, in another display of abilities of what former White House comms director Scaramucci called "most media savvy person of our times", had ignited the anger of many with his failure to quickly and decisively condemn the actions of the white supremacist, neo-Nazi protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

For the most part, local and federal law enforcement agencies said they will prepare for the upcoming rallies the same way they do for all public protests and rallies. "I wonder, is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?" Flake has been increasingly critical of Trump in recent weeks.

Kelly, who watched the president's performance on Tuesday with his head hung low, grimacing at some of Trump's remarks, is frustrated, according to people inside the White House.

"Under the kind of stress that she is under and the heartache that she is under, I thought putting out that statement to me was really something I won't forget", he said. Few top Republican officeholders want to defend the president in the midst of an escalating political crisis, yet they are unwilling to declare all-out opposition to him and risk alienating his loyalists. A day earlier, several people in North Carolina pulled down a Confederate statue.

We know that the "culture" of Confederacy Trump praises is white supremacy. World leaders also criticized Trump's response.

The poll results which varied significantly along partisan lines revealed that "Just 10 percent of Democrats said Trump responded strongly enough, while 79 percent said he did not".

Leaders of the Republican Jewish Coalition were more direct, calling on Trump to "provide greater moral clarity in rejecting racism, bigotry, and anti-Semitism".

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the longest now serving Republican senator, wrote, "We should never hesitate to call out hate".

The remarks at Trump Tower in NY on Tuesday that sparked that reality at times bordered on the surreal. "History is watching us all".

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

The nationalist-turned-presidential-adviser Stephen Bannon used to say that the publishing outfit he led, Breitbart, was a "platform for the alt-right", a euphemism for white nationalists and far-right extremists.

The group had already been disbanded by the time Gorsky's statement went out, though J&J said his decision to quit preceded that move. Mr Trump's petulant and narcissistic demeanour made it clear that he is more outraged by criticism and with the American press than he is with his country's racists and its neo-Nazis.

It comes after business leaders left Trump's manufacturing council to make a point about his response to the white supremacist march in Charlottesville which left one dead and numerous others injured.

Asked about the culpability of the "alt-right" in the Charlottesville attack, Trump replied: "Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging them?" "There's a way that we can sometimes get tricked into drawing our circle too small, both in terms of constituency and concern, so we're only concerned about groups that have been historically marginalized because of race or religion or gender or sexuality, and we sometimes seem like we're crouching down over a broken status quo, only concerned about those folks".

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