Trump claims media 'misrepresent' his Charlottesville comments


Graham, a frequent critic of the President who unsuccessfully ran against him in the 2016 presidential primaries, warned Wednesday that Trump's rhetoric is "dividing Americans".

On Tuesday, Trump again criticized the pro-white groups that organized the deadly Saturday protest of a plan to take down a statue of Confederate military commander Robert E. Lee.

One after another, the nation's most powerful Republicans responded to President Donald Trump's extraordinary remarks about white supremacists.

Graham had said the United States president "took a step backward" Tuesday "by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally" and people like Heyer.

"In response to the horrific events in Charlottesville, I believe the President should be impeached and removed from office", Cohen said in a statement released by his office.

Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. president who freed the slaves and defeated the southern confederacy in the 1861-1865 civil war, is a prominent Republican and one of the most revered figures in U.S. history.

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Today, Trump lashed out at both on Twitter. "The people of SC will remember!"

But you have to hark back to Andrew Johnson to find someone as ill-prepared to be the nation's commander in chief as Donald Trump.

In a separate tweet, he called Flake "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

Heather Heyer was the counter-protester killed in a vehicle attack Saturday on the sidelines of the white nationalist rally in Virginia. "Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said 'there were very fine people on both sides.' There are no good Nazis".

On Thursday, Trump called Graham's statement a day earlier "a disgusting lie".

"Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer". The city erupted in violence that would claim the life of Heather Heyer after she was struck by a vehicle driven by an alleged white supremacist. "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" Trump tweeted. "The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is".