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Trump Under Sharp Attack for Failure to Denounce White Supremacists

President Donald Trump is under attack across the U.S. political spectrum for his failure to denounce the white supremacists who staged the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly. Trump, often quick to comment on terrorist attacks, condemned “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” that resulted in one death and 19 injuries in the midst of the street violence and the deaths of two state police troopers killed in a helicopter crash linked to the rally. In Twitter remarks, he offered condolences…

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Republicans, Democrats Urge Trump to Denounce White Supremacy

President Donald Trump blamed “many sides” for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the wake of a white nationalist demonstration. His comments drew swift reactions. Democrats and some Republicans called on him to specifically denounce white supremacy and racially motivated hate by name. Vice President Mike Pence supported the president’s speech. A white supremacist website praised the comments. What Trump said: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said. “It’s been going on for a long…

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U.S. Senators denounce Trump plan to focus counter-extremism program on Islam

Top Stories WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A dozen Democratic senators on Thursday urged the Trump administration to reconsider overhauling and renaming a U.S. government program so it would focus solely on countering Islamist extremism, saying it could jeopardize security and may be illegal. U.S. Senators denounce Trump plan to focus counter-extremism program on Islam

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