Trump’s Phoenix speech was bizarre and dishonest

Trump’s Phoenix speech was bizarre and dishonest

When the clouds of pepper spray clear from the streets of Phoenix, Americans will survey the wreckage of Donald Trump’s latest assault on the rules of American politics. The uncompromising dispersal of protesters by police was a dramatic end to another extraordinary night in Trump world. Can there be any more telling image of the simmering temperature of American politics right now than what happened outside of where the President had just been speaking? ¬†Police…

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Trump’s strategist Steve Bannon calls far-right ‘clowns’

Trump’s strategist Steve Bannon calls far-right ‘clowns’

Steve Bannon mocks the alt-right and criticises the President’s strategy on North Korea in remarks he claims were off the record. Donald Trump’s chief strategist has called white nationalists in America, whose march on Charlottesville last weekend led to deadly violence, a “collection of clowns”. Steve Bannon, the US President’s top aide, also contradicted Mr Trump’s threat to rain “fire and fury” on North Korea, saying there is “no military solution” to the crisis. He…

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Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer’s mother: We must fight against hatred

Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer’s mother: We must fight against hatred

Hundreds of people pack a memorial in Charlottesville as Donald Trump pays tribute to “beautiful and incredible” Heather Heyer. 18:26, UK, Wednesday 16 August 2017 The mother of a protester who was killed during violent clashes in Virginia has used her daughter’s memorial service to urge people to fight against hatred and division. Susan Bro was given a standing ovation at the service in Charlottesville as she insisted Heather Heyer’s death was the start of…

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Trump business council disbands as criticism over Charlottesville reaction grows

Trump business council disbands as criticism over Charlottesville reaction grows

Donald Trump has been forced to disband two White House business councils after the high profile resignations of five chief executives over his Charlottesville comments. The US President has been heavily criticised after he said there was blame on “many sides” for clashes between white supremacists and counter protesters on Saturday. On Wednesday night, hundreds of people gathered on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville for a peaceful candlelight vigil. ¬†Hundreds took part in…

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Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has become the latest boss to criticise President Donald Trump over his response to the white nationalist rallies in Virginia. Mr Cook said he did not agree there was a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and “those who oppose them”. Mr Trump has disbanded two business councils after top bosses resigned. Mr Cook said Apple will also make donations to human rights charities. In an email to staff obtained by…

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Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Trump stance on Charlottesville violence angers Republicans

Leading figures in Donald Trump’s Republican party have reacted angrily to his latest comments blaming both sides for the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. They culminated with a person being killed and many injured when a car hit people opposed to a far-right rally. Many echoed House Speaker Paul Ryan who said: “White supremacy is repulsive.. There can be no moral ambiguity.” Mr Trump had condemned white supremacist groups on Monday. But on…

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Theresa May criticises Donald Trump’s Charlottesville protest response

Theresa May criticises Donald Trump’s Charlottesville protest response

The PM hits out at Donald Trump for not singling out white supremacists for criticism after deadly unrest in Virginia Theresa May has criticised Donald Trump for his comments on the Charlottesville protest, saying there is “no equivalence” between fascists and their opponents. The Prime Minister spoke out after Mr Trump claimed there was blame on “many sides” for the clashes at a white-supremacist march that left one person dead. Mrs May told reporters on…

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Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Trump: ‘Blame on both sides’ for Charlottesville violence

Donald Trump was on the offensive at a fiery news conference, insisting “alt-left” protesters were also to blame for the violence. Donald Trump has insisted there was “blame on both sides” during the Charlottesville clashes that left a 32-year-old woman dead. In a fiery news conference at Trump Tower in New York, the US President also defended himself against criticism that he was slow to condemn the violence. He told reporters he had wanted to…

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Donald Trump fuels Charlottesville flames with unapologetic remarks

Donald Trump fuels Charlottesville flames with unapologetic remarks

The President may always struggle to denounce the alt-right as it becomes clear he doesn’t see the Virginia violence as one-sided. It was billed as a structured announcement about infrastructure. White House officials advised that the President would emerge from the golden elevator in Trump Tower, deliver his remarks and then go back upstairs. But when he faced a flurry of questions about Charlottesville, Donald Trump engaged in a freewheeling, defensive and – at times…

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