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President Trump Destroys Everyone at Wild Press Conference in Trump Tower 8/15/17

President Trump Reacts to Press Conference at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017.

Donald Trump remarks aid white supremacists’ political ambitions

Rachel Maddow looks at the history of Ku Klux Klan in American politics and its quest for power and points out that it was no accident that Donald Trump helped give racists legitimacy with his remarks about the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Duration: 19:23.

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What Donald Trump didn’t say when he talked about white supremacists 

Washington (CNN)Days after bloody demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a counterprotester dead, President Donald Trump denounced the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis by name, calling those and other hate groups “repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans.”

Trump’s comments came after two days of immense public pressure that he forcefully condemn white supremacists who gathered for a rally at which the counterprotester was killed. He decried racism as “evil” and said that “those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs.”
Much of the commentary focused on the timing of the statement and why Trump didn’t specifically condemn racist hate groups immediately rather than waiting for several days. Yet the statement also lacked one powerful — and critical — component: Trump failed to specifically reject support of the white nationalists, racists and bigots who say they back him.
Many of these groups appear emboldened since Trump’s election and seem to see the President as an ally in the White House. David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and Louisiana lawmaker, told reporters in Charlottesville Saturday that the protesters are “determined to take this country back. We’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump.” To read more go to the link below:
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