Religious conservative leaders defend Trump's response to Charlottesville violence

Sunday, 27 Aug, 2017

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.

Intel boss Brian Krzanich has become the latest executive to resign from a Donald Trump advisory council.

"It's time for the "He's a disaster and needs to go" phase", Tracinski continued.

Although it's shocking to see that approximately 22 million Americans believe it's acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views, there were other findings in the study that were encouraging.

After Donald Trump's now-infamous rationalization of white supremacists at the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., why haven't elected Republicans en masse directly and publically rebuked him?

The poll reflected public sentiment following violent clashes this month in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white-supremacist groups and protesters who opposed them.

"I hit 'em with neo-Nazi, I hit 'em with everything. KKK?" Tuesday's rally was his third time seeing Trump, and Aubuchon said he believed it was fair for the president to spend time defending himself against portrayals in the media. In his press conference last Tuesday at Trump Tower, the president asserted that there are "fine people" on both sides.

Reportedly, some members of Mr. Trump's cabinet and White House team were upset by the president's comments, too.

"He's here among people who actually support him". "But the very dishonest media, those people, up there, with all the cameras. and I mean truly dishonest people in the media and the fake media, they make up stories!"

At least I finally have a good answer for everyone who emails me asking why NJJN continues to suggest that the increase in racism and anti-Semitism in the last year-plus is related to the words and actions of our commander in chief: We write it because it's true. In the United States, the remedy for outrageous speech, including the hateful speech of white supremacists and those who, on its behalf, promote false equivalencies, is more speech.

But his showing in Arizona made a mockery of some media assessments that at last the President had managed to measure up to conventional standards of presidential behavior.

And he wasn't done.

In fact, Trump did not name those groups, including the Ku Klux Klan, until he read a prepared statement two days after the violence. And 2% of voters said they would join the rally if one was held in their town. "I got them all", Trump said. Frequent, penetrating and forceful denunciations of the doctrines of white supremacists are the tools with which to bury doctrines that find no foundation in our political creed or constitutional architecture. "Once somebody shuts them [the protesters] up, it's never going to stop". Whatever one's politics, left or right, it's hard to avoid the reality that this president, so quick to call out everyone from fellow Republican lawmakers to Meryl Streep, is loathe to put the onus unequivocally on neo-Nazis.

"Now let me ask you, can it be any better than that, in all fairness?"

Outside the Phoenix Convention Center where the President spoke, police used gas canisters to disperse a crowd of anti-Trump protestors.