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AP Fact Check: What Trump said about Virginia protesters

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has defended his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a winding, combative exchange with reporters that at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event.<p>In his remarks, Trump described the rally as largely …

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He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks

Chief of Staff John Kelly stared at the floor, arms crossed. It wasn’t supposed to be like this.<p>In front of him, President Donald Trump was in the middle of reigniting an explosive controversy the White House had tried to extinguish just a day earlier.<p>To Kelly's right, reporters pressed up against …

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Trump’s Aides Tried to Conceal His Crazy, Racist Beliefs From the Country

Donald Trump’s aides have been angry with him frequently — indeed, usually — since the beginning of his presidential campaign. But they have rarely …

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Speier, Moore Join Calls for Trump’s Impeachment

Moore asks for Republicans to help<p>Two Democratic representatives called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after his remarks …

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Hope Hicks Will Be Trump’s Interim Communications Director

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks will serve as the interim White House director of communications and will help the president find a permanent person for the job, the administration said Wednesday.<p>However temporary it is, it was the latest reshuffling in the White House and …

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Fox News Hosts Split Over Donald Trump's Wild New York Press Conference

"I have too much eye makeup on to start crying right now," host Kat Timpf said of Trump.<p>It’s no secret that President Donald Trump and Fox News have a close relationship. But on Tuesday, the hosts and commentators of the conservative news network had a clear split in opinions on Trump’s off-topic …

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Donald Trump Says He Owns One of the Largest Wineries in the U.S. He Doesn't

A fact-check of the president's vino claim.<p>At Tuesday's news conference at Trump Tower, the president was asked about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Shortly after saying that some "very fine people" marched with the white supremacists and neo-Nazis and reiterating his much …

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White House braces for fallout from Trump remarks on Virginia violence

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump no doubt pleased part of his political base on Tuesday by passionately arguing that both right- and left-wing extremists were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia on Saturday.<p>But his remarks, one day after he, under pressure, …

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GOP lawmakers react to Trump: “very fine people” don’t participate in rallies with racist chants

For 24 hours, Republicans in Congress thought they were in the clear — President Donald Trump had answered their calls and condemned by name the neo-Nazi hate groups who participated in a violent white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Then on Tuesday, the president held a press …

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An Indelible Image From Trump's 'On Both Sides' Press Conference

Once again, the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him.<p>It read like a poem—or, perhaps, an elegy.<p>“We<p>And there the words ended. They were snippets of the text of the statement President Trump had delivered on Saturday, reacting to the events that had taken …

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Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, is reportedly 'disgusted' and 'appalled' with Trump's Charlottesville response

Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser and former Goldman Sachs COO, is reportedly incredibly upset over Trump's press conference Tuesday in which he defended his original statement regarding the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>Multiple reports following Trump's …

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Donald Trump was articulating his private opinions when he defended neo-Nazis, stunned staff have said

President Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no President has done in generations — equating activists protesting …

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‘Enough is enough’: Read Jimmy Kimmel’s (mostly) serious plea to Trump voters

The late-night comedians all had some thoughts about President Trump’s combative news conference on Tuesday, but ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel took a different approach.<p>After the required monologue jokes, Kimmel got serious, addressing Trump voters in a rare, lengthy speech that started with Kimmel explaining …

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Michael Moore Calls All Trump Supporters ‘Racist’ Following Trump Tower Protest (Watch)

Following the rally and vigil he led after the performance of his Broadway show Aug. 15, Michael Moore appeared on CNN for an explosive interview …

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If a top Trump aide leaves, it could 'start a run on the bank'

White House aides say Trump lashed out because he felt that the barrage of media criticism for his Saturday remarks was unfair and wrong — that he …

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Donald Trump has a very clear attitude toward morality: He doesn't believe in it

The more President Donald Trump reveals his character, the more he isolates himself from the American mainstream.<p>In a raucous press conference this …

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Trump's Long History of Racism

Of course his response to Charlottesville was late and insufficient – this is who he is<p>The moment that struck me in Trump's make-up speech Monday …

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Trump chooses fighting over healing

President Donald Trump inflamed rather than defused racial tension in his explosive Tuesday press conference — and he took on all comers.<p>Barack Obama had been president for roughly as long as Donald Trump when, on July 16, 2009, the black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates was arrested on his front …

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President Trump Targets Amazon for Hurting ‘Tax Paying Retailers’

President Donald Trump targeted Amazon again on Wednesday morning, accusing the online retailer of hurting "tax paying retailers."<p>"Amazon is doing …

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Colbert: Trump’s Press Meltdown Was “the Strongest Argument” for Impeachment Yet

The comedian’s blow-by-blow takedown of the president’s press conference was merciless—and his team wrote it in less than an hour.<p>On Tuesday afternoon, <b>Donald Trump</b> once again had a meltdown so egregious that late-night hosts were forced to re-write their monologues in the minutes between its end …

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What Trump Gets Wrong About Antifa

If the president is concerned about violence on the left, he can start by fighting the white supremacist movements whose growth has fueled its rise.<p>In his Tuesday press conference, Donald Trump talked at length about what he called “the alt left.” White supremacists, he claimed, weren’t the only …

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An Angry Trump Goes Off The Rails And Leaves Republicans Reeling

"Truly mind-boggling,” said a House Republican aide after Trump defended white supremacists during a press conference.<p>President Trump was supposed to talk about infrastructure in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. Instead, he vehemently defended white supremacists, sending shockwaves through the …

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Donald Trump approval rating: President’s disapproval reaches record high

According to the Gallup poll the 45th President of the United States has hit his highest disapproval rating yet, on day 207 in office.<p>President Trump …

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Twitter melts down in response to Trump comments

During a news conference Tuesday, President Trump defended the comment he made Saturday when he said "many sides" were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville that left one woman dead.<p>Trump's insistence that both sides were at fault in the clash between white supremacists and protesters caused …

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Republican strategist: 'Stunned' by Trump's remarks, which put GOP in 'very difficult situation'

Republican strategist Alex Conant told CNBC on Tuesday he was "stunned" by President Donald Trump's latest statements about the deadly white …

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Donald Trump Denounces Amazon More Strongly Than Neo-Nazis

The president has made his priorities pretty clear.<p>At a stunning press conference Tuesday, President Donald Trump essentially took back his delayed, tepid denunciation of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan members and other white nationalists who incited Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. He …

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Report: A White House Official Claims Trump ‘Went Rogue’ With His Comments About White Supremacists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8edi9VOc7kA<p>Seven minutes into what was supposed to be a brief statement in New York on his new infrastructure plan, Donald Trump reportedly “went rogue” and began answering questions from the press on his initial non-statements about the violence in Charlottesville, …

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'Completely Unhinged.' Late-Night TV Reacts to President Trump's Charlottesville Press Conference

Late-night TV hosts went after President Donald Trump for remarks on Tuesday in which he defended those linked to white supremacist groups and said …

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'An accomplice to domestic terrorism': Anne Frank Center demands Twitter suspends Donald Trump's account

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect has called on Twitter to suspend Donald Trump’s account following his comments on the violence in Charlottesville.<p>Trump has been widely criticised for saying that “both sides” were to blame for the deadly clashes and for failing to condemn far-right …

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Republicans denounce bigotry after Trump's latest Charlottesville remarks

Reactions to the president’s controversial press conference saw the party split into those willing to condemn Trump by name and those who would not<p>Donald Trump again blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville violence Key moments from Trump’s most extraordinary press conference yet<p>Some fellow …

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