Trump accuses Graham of distorting Charlottesville protestor remarks

19 August, 2017, 03:19 | Author: Alicia Barber
  • Several politicians including U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren R-Plano used social media to state their repudiation of Trump’s statements.
“Racism and violence are morally wrong and should be unequivocally condemned at the highest levels of our country,”

Graham's tweets follow an early morning attack on him from Trump in which the president accused Graham, who has been critical of Trump's response to the Charlottesville unrest, of being "publicity seeking".

One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists.

This morning, as the Donald Trump is wont to do, the President of the United States took to Twitter to threaten U.S. Sen.

In a series of tweets, Trump blasted critic Sen.

More key Republicans took immediate offense at Trump's contention there was equivalency in who was to blame for the hours of street violence, as demonstrators squared off with makeshift clubs, engaged in fist fights and fired bursts of chemical irritants at each other.

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The US president also took aim at two fellow Republican senators, Lindsey Graham of SC and Jeff Flake of Arizona. Kelli Ward. "Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. And to the American people, to remind them of the values for which we stand in the USA military, which are reflective of what I believe to be the values of the United States".

President Trump, in a press conference, earlier defended some of the white supremacy rally's participants, made the case for Confederate statues and equated neo-Nazis to leftist activist groups. He first praised Trump's response to the death of a 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, who was killed when a vehicle driven by a white supremacist rallier barreled through a crowd of protesters, but called on Trump to reject the support of the white supremacists who have celebrated his presidency.

Trump called the statement, "such a disgusting lie", adding "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!" he tweeted. Flake, a Republican who has stepped up his criticism of Trump in recent weeks and also sounded off about Charlottesville on Twitter.

"If we were to pull all our troops from Afghanistan it would be a disaster for our national security interests and set the stage for another 9/11 on American soil", the South Carolina Republican said in a statement.

He continued: "The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is".

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