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Republican Romney Criticizes Trump’s Handling of Charlottesville Protest

Former U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for his handling of last Saturday’s violent protest in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, that left three people dead and 19 injured. In a posting on Facebook, Romney warned Trump to change his approach or face the possibility of further national unrest. “Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated causes racists to rejoice, minorities to weep and the vast heart of America to mourn,” Romney said. His post also warned that if Trump does not…

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Trump’s Crisis Spurs Talk of White House Departures

President Donald Trump’s turnabout on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has rocked his administration, leading to rising speculation that some top officials may be looking for a way out. A parade of business executives broke ties with Trump on Wednesday, a day after he blamed white nationalists and counterprotesters in equal measure for the weekend clashes that left one woman dead. Now, frustrated aides could be next. Trump’s remarks have left some wondering if sticking by the president comes at too high a cost to their reputations. “A lot of…

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President Trump’s ardent backers support him more than ever

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump’s back and forth response since a car slammed into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a woman and injuring 19 other people. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” bear responsibility for the violence … Read the referenced story here: President…

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Trump’s Idea That Jobs Will Solve Racism Is Just Wrong

Dylan Matthews, VoxPresident Donald Trump has a theory about how to overcome America’s racial divides — and no, it doesn’t involve him clearly and forthrightly condemning the violent white supremacist rallies being carried out in his name by avowed racists and neo-Nazis. It involves jobs. … Read the referenced story here: Trump’s Idea That Jobs Will Solve Racism Is Just Wrong

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