Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

Trump's attacks could leave him friendless if impeachment comes

With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump on Thursday burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency.

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", he wrote in a series of tweets.

The location is especially notable because President Trump equated #George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (founders of the Republic) with Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, generals who treasonously rebelled against the United States by opposing the Union in armed combat.

"The President did everything he could today to defend and deflect criticism from the Alt-right white supremacist movement".

Trump also pilloried James Alex Fields Jr., who police said plowed into Heyer and other counterprotesters in Charlottesville on Saturday, as "a disgrace to himself" and "a murderer".

Lindsey Graham, who doesn't face re-election until 2020, said the president "took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally" and the people demonstrating against them.

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He will likely face questions and criticism from the media over his initial response to the violence on Saturday. We should honour - not attack - those who have stood up for equality and other cherished American values.

"They came at each other with clubs ... it was a disgusting thing to watch", Trump told reporters in response to questions in the lobby of Trump Tower, before adding that left-wing protesters "came violently attacking the other group".

"I felt I had to come on and join you to talk about - no, this is wrong". "I wonder, is it George Washington next week?"

"I just think the rhetoric has really brought this to a different level, and that's what we're anxious about", Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said Friday when asked about an event planned in his city.

Trump also blasted Flake, one of the few Republicans openly critical of the president.

Trump's handling of the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, has shaken his presidency unlike any of the other self-created crises that have rattled the White House during his seven months in office.

COSTA: It is. And if you think about the Republican Party, they said to themselves, well, maybe we'll at least get some sweeping tax cuts. Also, Republicans need the president's support as they prepare to tackle some tough issues.

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Lee and Stonewall Jackson, the next thing you know we'll be tearing down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The New York Times has reported counterprotesters were seen attacking the white supremacists .

Senator Tim Scott of SC said the president's "moral authority is compromised".

Not once has Trump acknowledged that racial hatred is at the root of white supremacist groups.

It was not until Thursday night that Bro said she was able to actually watch the news and, she said, see a clip of Trump's comments. "I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I've got to give her up, we're going to make it count". The CEOs of Merck, Tesla, Disney, Intel, Campbell Soup and others criticized Trump and quit a presidential advisory council of corporate leaders. America has over the years suffered many vicious and horrific race attacks and the recent episode in Charlottesville has wounded many communities and it will take a long time before the situation returns to the normalcy.

Trump said during a visit to his old home, Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, according to CNN. Some of the monuments have become rallying points for white nationalists. Many observers believe Trump did just that.

The Navy, he added, must be "the safest possible place - a team as strong and tough as we can be, saving violence only for our enemies". The following day, it looked like they had some rough, bad people - neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them.

"What about the "alt-left" that came charging at, as you say, the "alt-right"?" he said.

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