Charlottesville: Theresa May slams Trump for failure to condemn far right

The Centuries Old Habits of the Heart

The Centuries Old Habits of the Heart

It's safe to say that if former presidential candidates from both parties are calling you out for blaming people who actually oppose Nazis, Klan members, and other white supremacists, but the most famous Klansman in the world is praising your efforts, you've messed up somewhere along the way.

Mrs May spoke out after the US President failed to condemn far-right demonstrators outright for violence in Charlottesville in which a woman was killed. Nobody wants to say that. "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!", the USA president added.

The chorus of criticism from the political left was as loud as it was predictable-but few in the Republican camp were willing to speak up publicly to defend the president.

On Wednesday, corporate leaders who sat on the councils raced to denounce Trump's comments about Charlottesville and to support the dissolution of the advisory bodies.

"America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms", Bush Snr and Jnr said in a statement.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pledged on Friday to use "every avenue" to challenge President Donald Trump after three House Democrats filed a resolution condemning how the president responded to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The President blamed "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday in which a 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 people were injured when a man crashed a auto into anti-racist protesters.

A top Democratic-aligned group released a 30-second digital video ad and a almost 50-page report on the supposed links between white nationalists and President Donald Trump's administration.

"Because of the manner in which you have handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country".

News media outlets report that Mr Signer said the attack turned the monuments from "equestrian statues into lightning rods".

The White House has not explained why officials waited four days before trying to connect Trump with Heyer's relatives. "They're having a lot of their product made outside", he said at a news conference.

We reached out to the president's spokeswoman, asking if she could point out fine the people affiliated with the white power cause in Charlottesville.

"Under the kind of stress that she is under and the heartache that she is under, I thought putting out that statement to me was really something I won't forget", he said.

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