Published: Sun, August 20, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on Charlottesville

Trump slams two GOP senators who criticized him on Charlottesville

Lindsay Graham, who had criticized Trump for his comments about Saturday's deadly white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis - who hosted the so-called "Unite the Right" rally in the college town - laud Trump's assessment, most Republicans and even members of the president's own family are keeping their distance. "So foolish!" Trump wrote in several tweets.

Graham denounced the president in a statement on Wednesday, according to CNN.

Ms Bro's daughter, 32-year-old Ms Heyer, was killed and 19 others were injured when a driver rammed a auto into a crowd of demonstrators last Saturday.

At a heated news conference on Tuesday, Trump doubled down on his initial response, blaming "both sides" for the violence.

One woman was killed Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd of people there to condemn what is believed to be the largest gathering of white supremacists in a decade.

On Thursday, Mr Trump called Mr Graham's statement a day earlier "a disgusting lie".

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She said she did not immediately respond because she was recovering from the funeral and focused on setting up her daughter's foundation.

Trump, during his scripted statement from the White House on Monday, condemned the white supremacists and neo-Nazis behind the Charlottesville violence and remembered Heyer.

Trump did condemn neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan on several occasions this week - but many say he did not go far enough.

"President Trump, by asking, "Where does this all end" - Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln - connects with the American people about their history, culture and traditions", Bannon said. "For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I'm reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country".

During a visit Thursday to Beijing, Dunford said: "I have seen the chiefs' tweets and I can absolutely and unambiguously tell you that there is no place for racism and bigotry in the USA military or in the United States as a whole". "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!"

Trump also tweeted about Heyer on Thursday, in a message that also attacked Sen.

Still President Trump standing firm that blame is shared. "The people of SC will remember".

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