Trump defends monuments to Confederacy

Trump defends monuments to Confederacy

Trump defends monuments to Confederacy

Though sharply split across partisan lines, 55 percent of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's response to a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. that turned deadly last weekend, a new CBS News poll finds.

US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of "beautiful" Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations.

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

Some cities across the United States chose to remove Confederate statues following the violent conflict in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and Antifa counter-protesters. And they also come amid the removal this week of Confederate monuments by the mayor of Baltimore, and the removal, by activists, of a statue of a Confederate soldier in North Carolina.

Kalki Koechlin's latest photo has left us speechless
Kalki is now busy with her on stage productions and is all set for her next release Jia Aur Jia also starring Richa Chaddha. While topless pictures are usually termed racy and sexy, this one of Kalki's can only be referred to as a piece of art.

The Austin City Council on Tuesday green-lighted the potentially lengthy process of changing the name of its Robert E. Lee Road after more than 12,000 people signed a petition asking for it.

"That's why people object to them, not because of a lack of interest in heritage or legacy", Foner tells The Current's host Megan Williams.

"The president's moral equivalency is just not adding up", said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.

Latin Americans who participated overwhelmingly believe that Confederate monuments should stay in place - 65 percent said they should remain.

WWE Spoilers: Final card for NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III
Since first winning the NXT title from Shinsuke Nakamura, Roode's message has been that NXT belongs to him rather than the fans. Metal hardcore band Code Orange played in Aleister Black at NXT Takeover, prior to his hard-hitting match against Hideo Itami.

Many people who do not identify as white supremacists support keeping the monuments as a connection to their history and heritage. Trump also lost Puerto Rico's primary to Florida Sen.

"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.

Among independents, 52 per cent said Trump's response was not strong enough and 30 per cent said it was, Politico news reported. It's not that I saw somebody else's tweets about him.

Graham had said the U.S. president "took a step backward" Tuesday "by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally" and people like Heyer.

Trump says CEOs who quit his council are 'grandstanders'
President Donald Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Monday, saying he was taking a stand against intolerance and extremism. Mr Musk has also left the manufacturing council. "They are all afraid, individually, to stand out", he said.

But Democrats were nearly evenly divided: 47 percent favored pulling them down, while 44 percent support leaving them in place for history's sake.

Related news