This is just one more reason why I'm ashamed to call Trump our president.
More than 30 cities either have removed or are removing Confederate monuments, according to a list compiled by The New York Times, and the president said Thursday that in the process, the history and culture of the country was being "ripped apart".
"You can't change history, but you can learn from it", he tweeted.
President Donald Trump in a series of Thursday tweets decried the removal of Confederate monuments from many cities and towns following last weekend's violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Ditto, the on-going controversy over last week's clash in Charlottesville between white supremacists and those who opposed them, followed by Trump's responses (or, many would insist, non-responses) to the protests cum violence.
Not everyone protesting the removal of Robert E. Lee's statute was a neo-Nazi, and the anti-fascist - also known as antifa - counterprotesters were witnessed attacking rallygoers. "So foolish!" tweeted the president on Thursday.
After Trump's November 8 victory, Andrew Anglin, the founder of the Daily Stormer, a white supremacist website, wrote: "Our Glorious Leader has ascended to God Emperor".
And in most cases, leaving the White House isn't professionally strategic - the risk far outweighs the reward for resigning "in a blaze of glory". The horrific vehicular attack on white nationalist counter protesters took place following the forced dispersion of the controversial "Unite the Right" rally organized by blogger and activist Jason Kessler, and resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer of Virginia, as well as the injuries of roughly two dozen other alt-right opponents. One of the leaders of that group, Carl V. Jones, wrote a letter on August 14 condemning the violence and "bigotry" displayed in Charlottesville, but he also denounced "the hatred being leveled against our glorious ancestors by radical leftists who seek to erase our history".
Trump's defiant rebukes came as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to distance themselves from Trump's remarks blaming both sides in the violence by issuing statements condemning white supremacy.
"I think Tuesday was the worst day of Trump's presidency", Matt Mackowiak, a GOP strategist and president of the Potomac Strategy Group, told Business Insider. On Tuesday, while his top advisers watched from the sidelines, expecting The Boss would be only making infrastructure news, Trump erupted yet again when a reporter asked about Charlottesville.
"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", Trump wrote. Trump also prepared for an unusual meeting Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland with his national security team to discuss strategy for South Asia, including India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The FBI field office in Richmond and the U.S. Attorney's in the Western District of Virginia announced that they had begun a civil rights investigation into the driver of the vehicle that rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters.
"There is no circumstance I can think of, where a president - or any elected official - should equate the hate speech of Nazis and white supremacists with the protests of Americans who confront them", Scott said.
While Graham and Flake criticize Trump, they also nearly always vote for his agenda.
"We don't get to choose our history, but we do get to choose the history we celebrate", Price said.
President Donald Trump has abruptly disbanded two of his White House business councils in the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Such a disgusting lie. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them".
He also called Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona "toxic" and a "non-factor in the Senate".
Monuments, roads, and highways named after Confederate heroes abound in South-Eastern United States, including in and around Washington DC. "And nobody wants to say that, but I'll say it right now". Forget about fast service, how could a company that makes a lot of money off its customers fail to provide even just consistent service?