Trump defends Confederate statues


Trump defends Confederate statues

Trump was much quicker on Thursday to condemn violence in Barcelona, where more than a dozen people were killed when a van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone in what authorities called a terror attack.

Following his press conference on Tuesday where he actually chose to defend white supremacists and neo-Nazis following the horrifying violence in Charlottesville, he's proving just how ignorant he is with a new Twitter rant!

President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership. Barack Obama sang "Amazing Grace" during the eulogy for a black pastor killed in a racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

The president unloaded on two Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona, for different reasons.

Instead of destroying Confederate monuments, Castro said they should be moved to museums "where they can be appreciated for their historical value" or donated to Confederate groups to be placed in cemeteries or places of "private remembrance".

Trump himself has called Confederate memorials, a lot of them actually erected decades after the Civil War, "beautiful statues" that reflect "our nation's history and culture". He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a vehicle driven into the crowd. In yet another series of controversial tweets on Thursday morning, the US President argued that White supremacists and nativists protesting the removal of Confederate monuments (celebrating pro-slavery figures) were not wrong because it was part of the country's history that could not be changed, and those who were pressing for the removal of such monuments were "foolish".

Trump's unpredictable, defiant and, critics claim, racially provocative behavior has clearly begun to wear on his Republican allies.

The clinic's chief executive, Toby Cosgrove, was a member of a one of the two councils that disbanded on Wednesday. This can be attributed to growing opposition to the president from Democrats and independents, the poll said.

In interviews this week before his resignation was announced Friday, White House strategist Steve Bannon gleefully suggested Democrats are falling into a trap.

He should be condemning white supremacist subgroups, not lamenting the removal of these monuments.

The next day Kamrack added a 13th Republican senator who conceivably could be game for voting to convict, and "number 13", she wrote, "is a doozy - Senator Mitch McConnell".

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer". Jeff Flake and offered support to a Flake primary challenger.

The poll started before the president's news conference Tuesday and ended two nights after it.

However, many have also opposed these calls to remove Trump from office.

Cohen took issue with those words, writing, "There are no good Nazis". After all, the Republican Party - that is, the president's party - holds majorities in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.