Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

Poll Shows Nearly Half Of Americans Agree With Trump About Charlottesville

President Donald Trump took a swing at his favorite punching bag Thursday, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media.

The President blamed "both sides" for inciting violence and said there were "very fine people" protesting in the Virginia city amid the torch-bearing protesters.

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioned Mr Trump's capacity to govern.

Graham on Wednesday released a statement that criticized Trump for dividing Americans at a time when the president should be pushing for national unity.

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. Lindsey Graham over the President's response to racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, continued Thursday, with the SC senator accusing Trump of stoking tensions, a claim Trump called "a disgusting lie".

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Confederate symbols and monuments are viewed by many Americans as symbols of hate.

He tweeted: 'Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments.

"This week, it is Robert E. Lee and this week, Stonewall Jackson".

While 46 percent of American adults laid most of the blame on far-right groups, another 40 percent believed both groups were responsible, and 9 percent felt the counter-protesters were the ones most to blame for the violence which cost one woman her life when a auto allegedly drove into a crowd of counter-protesters. In a statement given to CNN's Kate Bolduan on Wednesday, Graham had harsh words for the President.

"At first, I just missed his calls", she said.

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But many, including the CEOs who left the council, cited President Trump's seemingly noncommittal rebuke of the white supremacist. On Sunday, the White House released an unattributed statement saying that "of course" the president rejected hate groups.

"Such a disgusting lie", Trump said of Graham's remarks.

Trump also tweeted about Heyer on Thursday, in a message that also attacked Sen.

The conference quickly descended into chaos, and Trump went on a rant blasting "fake news".

We chasten this president, knowing that a majority of voters across the Sauk Valley voted for Donald Trump 9 months ago. World leaders also criticized Trump's response.

President Trump, in a press conference, earlier defended some of the white supremacy rally's participants, made the case for Confederate statues and equated neo-Nazis to leftist activist groups.

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Jack Christian said he has heard from one relative who said she agreed with the sentiments expressed in the letter . Lee and Stonewall Jackson, two prominate generals, as well as Jeffereson Davis, the president of the Confederacy.

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