Tag Archives: Charlottesville

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Mar-A-Lago Has Lost $1 Million Since Trump’s Charlottesville Debacle

$1 million

In all, 14 have canceled and only two events remain: The Palm Beach Police Foundation’s annual Policeman Ball and the Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner, according to reports. The departures could cost the Trump Organization $1.1 million in total, the Washington Post estimated, with rental fees ranging from $24,000 to $276,000. Recent financial reports showed that the property generated around $37 million in revenue from January 2016 to April 2017, reports TVN.

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GOPers, White House Shun Sunday Shows

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Jonathan Swan: “Not a single Trump administration official appeared on today’s Sunday shows to defend the president. I’m told the White House made no serious efforts to convince officials to go on, knowing the hosts of the shows would pressure the guests relentlessly on the president’s response to the racist carnage in Charlottesville. … The White House judged it was better to have nobody out there than risk providing fuel for another 24-hour negative news cycle on Charlottesville.”

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Republicans Back Trump On Charlottesville

53% to 43%

A new Survey Monkey poll finds most Republicans support President Trump’s view of the violence in Charlottesville. When presented with a verbatim quote from President Trump on Tuesday — “You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent” — more disagree than agree, 53% to 43%. However, Republicans agreed, 87% to 11%.

Poetic Justice

Charlottesville: What Trump Promised

Trump’s Charlottesville meltdown sparked outrage,
As he outed himself as a racist on the world stage.
We shouldn’t be surprised,
Based on what he promised,
In his inaugural address he invoked “American Carnage.”

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Most Republicans Approve of Trump’s Response to Charlottesville

67%

A new CBS News poll finds that while 55% of Americans disapprove of the way President Trump reacted to the violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, 67% of Republicans approve of his response.

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Brennan: Trump Endangering National Security, Future

“If allowed to continue along this senseless path, Mr. Trump will do lasting harm to American society and to our standing in the world. By his words and his actions, Mr. Trump is putting our national security and our collective futures at grave risk.”

— Former CIA Director John Brennan, in a letter to CNN.

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Just 5 Percent of Congressional Republicans Have Called Out Trump Over His Racism

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ThinkProgress notes that just 16 of 292 Republicans in Congress have released statements that call out Trump directly by name or title for his comments.

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McConnell Is Not Happy with Trump Over Charlottesville

“The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms. We all have a responsibility to stand against hate and violence, wherever it raises its evil head.”

— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has been publicly silent so far over President Trump’s latest remarks on Charlottesville, “is privately upset” with the president’s handling of the episode, CNN reports.

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U.S. Capitol Has Three Times as Many Statues of Civil War Figures than of Black People

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Consider this: In the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection there are three times as many statues of Confederate soldiers and politicians as there are statues of black people in the entire Capitol complex, according to records maintained by the Architect of the Capitol, the Washington Post reports

Poetic Justice

Live, from Bigotville

It was on live, national TV news
Where Trump revealed his bigoted views.
The doddy old racist
Coddled the supremacists,
While his base just nodded and said, “Me too.”