Contact your representatives and legislators and insist that they condemn hateful speech and that they condemn anyone in or outside the government that speaks in support of neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
The poll also finds that a majority of voters disapprove of Trump’s response to the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. And Trump’s “many sides” reaction to Charlottesville wasn’t going over at all well with employees, customers or the executives themselves.
Business leaders decided last Wednesday that they’d had enough, quitting two presidential advisory councils before Trump quickly dissolved the panels.
Not all memorials and monuments have to be about the positive side of history, she said.
“I think we’ll probably end up terminating NAFTA at some point”, Trump said, just after the start of talks on the vast trade pact with Canada and Mexico.
But the president, in what seemed a reluctant statement, failed to denounce white supremacists and rather condemned an “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides – on many sides”. Bob Corker, in which he questioned whether the President had the stability or the competence to be President, also took on new significance in the wake of Tuesday’s fireworks. But the fact is, we brought this upon ourselves, because Trump wasn’t elected for his bold vision for moving America forward, he was elected as punishment for the previous election of Barack Obama, and that’s exactly what we’re getting – punishment.
The mayors of Baltimore and Lexington, Kentucky, say they will move ahead with plans to remove statues, joined by officials in Memphis, Tennesee; Jacksonville, Florida; and other cities around the country. Almost twice as many political independents disapprove as approve of his response to the protests, 55 to 28 percent, while 84 percent of Democrats say they disapprove. But he was wrong about Charlottesville, and he has managed to make himself more wrong at nearly every turn. But he later said, “Sometimes you need protest in order to heal”.
Typically tolerant people who value the American right to free speech grapple with the consequences of being tolerant to intolerance.
The president’s message comes down to this: the media treat me with monstrous unfairness, they are also unfair to you, and they view you with condescension. “We have KKK. I got ’em all”, Trump complained. Donald Trump built his entire brand on a shaky foundation of mendacity.
Ten percent of respondents said they supported the so-called “alt-right”, a self-defined political tendency that involves strong opposition immigration and multiculturalism and often the endorsement of racist and white nationalist ideas. But “If you act upon something you believe and it’s outside of the code of rules we live by, then that’s certainly improper”, he added. They’ve targeted Black people, immigrants, any religion except fundamentalist Protestants: Jews, Catholics and today Muslims face assaults, murder and attacks on their mosques;less well-known is the targeting of white anti-racist allies – termed race traitors – like Heather Heyer in Charlottesville.
He said there were good people on both sides, that some people were there just to protest the removal of confederate statues.
“His speech was without thought”, Lemon said. I think it’s too warm.
Much of the punditry clucked last week over which prominent Republicans dared to criticize Trump by name, and which (including Senate leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan) did not.