March 21 2018

IN Focus: Carson calls Trump's response to Charlottesville 'hurtful'

March 21 2018, 10:08 | Van Peters

Image Library of Congress

The Centuries Old Habits of the Heart

To the editor: It is time for Congress to censure President Donald Trump.

Trump also faulted Sen. First to take a moral stand was the black CEO of Merck, Kenneth Frazier, who stepped down from the American Manufacturing Council. But amid the continued fallout Wednesday, he claimed to have closed the program altogether.

"Guests are greeted each morning with a hearty egg-and-sausage breakfast and a suggestion that non-white people are stealing their birthright through welfare, affirmative action and illegal immigration", he says.

Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia last week in clashes between far-right and counter-protesters. Instead, President Donald Trump responded by blaming the violence on "many sides", essentially inviting the world to read between the lines. "I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation Sunday night in Colombia". Pence is cutting his tour short in order to meet with the president and national security advisers at Camp David over the weekend.

Nevada Republican Danny Tarkanian, who is challenging Republican Sen. But soon Trump resumed his Twitter attack against GOP lawmakers and the media, including retweeting an image of the personification of CNN being run over by a train before later deleting it.

Black bodies and sheer attrition built cities across America, from SC to Brooklyn, where Confederate statues tower over town squares to this day- reminders of pain, enslavement, and horror.

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.

"I don't understand what's so hard about this".

James Norton, a former deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security under George W. Bush, said he thinks the President's remarks "obviously reignited the issue in a not-productive way".

"We all have a responsibility to stand against hate and violence, wherever it raises its evil head", McConnell said in a statement, noting that white supremacists are planning a rally in his home state of Kentucky. John McCain. During his press conference on Tuesday, Trump called out McCain, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer, for opposing the health care bill that failed in the Senate last month.

On Saturday, the day of the protests, Mr Trump did not condemn neo-Nazis or white supremacists in his public remarks about the violence, prompting criticism that his omission suggested support for the racist groups.

That means if Trump and congressional Republicans can find a way to pass even modest versions of the policies they promised on the campaign trail, the president could keep his base intact while pleasing enough Republican voters on enough issues to secure their votes in 2020. He called on Gov. Terry McAuliffe to convene a special session of the General Assembly.

To adapt Mr. Trump's words: #FakeCriticism.

Trump tweeted in response: "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both". She also advised the president to think before he speaks. "There's a lot of optimism out there in the country", Cortes said.

Because, of course, it really is easy to denounce racists, if you actually want to denounce racists.

"We view these events as the latest examples of increasing racism, racial discrimination, Afrophobia, racist violence and xenophobia observed in demonstrations across the United States of America", they added. Everything is going to be fine, the President is just going to call them "fake news' and move on to talking about all handsome new highways and a giant transparent solar-powered border wall with holes in it he's going to build for free".

Like many of those from his own party who criticized Trump's Saturday statement, Christie did not mention the president by name.

On paper, Trump, whose candidacy amounted to a hostile takeover of the GOP, appears increasingly on an island within the party - with no legislative victory in sight and dwindling approval ratings. They must refuse to be associated with the president's party if it continues to value reelection chances and passage of its agenda over what is morally right and if it continues to tolerate this president, who has demonstrated that he lacks the moral authority to lead this great country.

Many Democratic and Republican politicians in America have benefited from these white supremacist institutions.

Another Senate Republican, Tim Scott of SC, said Trump had compromised his moral authority with his response to the recent violence. "She will be long remembered by all!"

Other news