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Republicans now openly saying Trump is an incompetent failure

20 August 2017

And some Republican lawmakers who had hoped to work with Trump lambasted him - Sen.

Following his press conference on Tuesday where he actually chose to defend white supremacists and neo-Nazis following the horrifying violence in Charlottesville, he's proving just how ignorant he is with a new Twitter rant!

Republican Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, questioned Trump's capacity to govern.

US President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.

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When asked whether he thinks what he called the alt-left is the same as neo-Nazis, Trump said, "Those people - all of those people -excuse me, I've condemned neo-Nazis".

"Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our lovely statues and monuments", he tweeted. He was referring to Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed when she was struck by a auto driven into the crowd. It's unclear exactly what Cohen plans to charge Trump with.

The resignation speculation around Gary Cohn, head of the National Economic Council and a Jew, had grown so intense by Thursday that the White House released a statement saying reports that Cohn was stepping down were "100 percent false". In yet another series of controversial tweets on Thursday morning, the US President argued that White supremacists and nativists protesting the removal of Confederate monuments (celebrating pro-slavery figures) were not wrong because it was part of the country's history that could not be changed, and those who were pressing for the removal of such monuments were "foolish". This can be attributed to growing opposition to the president from Democrats and independents, the poll said.

But this time, Democrats note that Republicans also have sharply criticized Trump for failing to reject the white nationalist groups. The harsh language that turned off those who voted against him previous year hasn't abated during his seven months in the White House, part of the reason his approval rating is locked in the 30s.

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Graham had said on Wednesday Trump's remarks at his news conference the day before had suggested "moral equivalency" between the white nationalists and anti-racism demonstrators and called on the president to use his words to heal Americans. That means two-thirds of GOP voters are happy with having their leader hesitate to call out neo-Nazis, say that some white supremacists are good people and then later blame people on "both sides" for the violence.

Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and candidate for governor, is among the Democrats calling for monuments to be moved to museums or cemeteries. U.S. Senator Cory Booker, also a Democrat, said he would introduce legislation so that could be done. "There are no good Klansmen", Cohen said in a statement.

A spokesman for Republican U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was up to U.S. states to determine which statues were displayed on their behalf in the Capitol building.

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Republicans now openly saying Trump is an incompetent failure