Shulkin, a holdover from President Barack Obama's administration who was unanimously confirmed as Trump's VA secretary, first had accompanied the president to his Bedminster golf club and watched him sign legislation expanding veterans' educational benefits. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them".
Vice President Mike Pence, during a news conference in Chile Wednesday afternoon, said he stood by the president and referred to his previous comments on Sunday where he directly condemned the KKK and white supremacists.
"Because of the manner in which you have handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country", the Republican said in a statement.
On a more personal note, as someone who proudly keeps mementoes on my office wall of my father's service and fight against the Nazis in the Second World War, I find appalling any comfort given to today's Neo-Nazis.
"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying 'I'm sorry, '" Bro said of the president.
"In an unscripted press conference, we saw the real and unfiltered Donald Trump - the logical endpoint for a man who has consistently trafficked in racism throughout his career", she said.
'So this week it's Robert E. Lee. He was referring to two Confederate generals in the Civil War that ended in 1865, and to early US presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who owned slaves but whose legacy is overwhelmingly honoured. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down, ' he pointed out.
'I wonder, is it George Washington next week? "You really do have to ask yourself where does it stop?". Chief of staff John Kelly crossed his arms and stared down at his shoes, barely glancing at the president. On Tuesday, Trump again shifted back to his "many sides" rhetoric and even excused the white supremacist protests. Only one side has a spokesperson who proudly announced on camera that he's "trying to make [himself] more capable of violence" and indicated he's looking for a leader similar to Trump, but who "does not give his daughter to a Jew".
"There is a question". But the steady drumbeat for them to disassociate from Trump was growing daily. "And it was a awful thing to watch", he said.
One member of the forum, IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty, said in an email to her staff that "this group can no longer serve the objective for which it was formed". "I think the president needs to take stock of the role that he plays in our nation and move beyond himself - move way beyond himself - and move to a place where daily he's waking up thinking about what is best for the nation".