Perspective: Trump lit the torches of white supremacy in Charlottesville

Washington Post

The president gave the racists permission to take off their hoods. Even after the violence Saturday in Virginia, he refused to condemn them by name. But we can.

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Aug 17

Has the moral authority of the U.S. been eroded with Trump’s reaction to the violence in Virginia?

In this occasional series, we will bring you up to speed on the biggest national security stories of the week. It resonated around the world when President Trump blamed "both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville where white…

Aug 17

In conservative media, an amen chorus defends Trump's comments on Charlottesville violence

Conservative hosts who have been generally supportive of President Trump have spent the week endorsing his evolving message.

Aug 16

Trump’s military leaders condemn Charlottesville racism — while trying not to offend the president

In contrast to the commander in chief, military leaders have bluntly repudiating the racist ideologies that plunged Charlottesville into deadly violence.

Aug 13

Trump condemns ‘hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides’

The president has often been quick to respond to terrorizing acts but was silent for hours on the clashes in Charlottesville.

Aug 13

Trump condemns Charlottesville violence but doesn’t single out white nationalists for blame

Washington Post

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump on Saturday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” the spate of violence unfolding in Charlottesville and called for “a swift restoration of law and order” — but avoided placing blame on any…

Aug 12

Trump breaks silence on Charlottesville: ‘No place for this kind of violence in America’

President Trump broke his silence Saturday afternoon amid violent confrontations between white nationalist groups and counterprotesters in Charlottesville, tweeting that there was “no place for this kind of violence in America.” “We ALL…

Aug 12

Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo by white nationalists in Charlottesville

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Things have gotten truly ugly in Charlottesville, where white nationalists are clashing with counter-protesters and police ahead of a rally that was scheduled to begin at noon Saturday. Among the white-power supporters is an anti-immigrant…

Aug 10

Charlottesville prepares for a white nationalist rally on Saturday


The protest of the city’s decision to remove Confederate statues follows a similar rally by the KKK last month.

Aug 4

At West Virginia rally, Trump rejects allegations of collusion with Russia as 'total fabrication'

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Prosecutors should look into Hillary Clinton's emails instead, Trump said, and the crowd responded with 'Lock her up!'

Mar 13

Donald Trump, the anecdotal president

Trump prefers isolated stories that match his outcome to broad analysis that doesn't. As do we all.

Nov 11

‘Not my president’: Thousands protest Trump in rallies across the U.S.

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Demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump as president continued around the country early Friday, taking a decidedly violent turn in Portland, Ore., where police made several arrests after deeming the protests had turned into a…

Oct 20

As Clinton condemns violence at Trump rallies, he blames her for that violence

LAS VEGAS — During the final presidential debate, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of inciting and encouraging violence at his campaign rallies, which she said is un-American. Trump responded by accusing Clinton of causing that…

Sep 16

‘A president can’t just pop off’: Michelle Obama chides Trump at Virginia rally

The first lady leveled her veiled criticism at her first campaign event for Hillary Clinton.

Sep 13

Violence flares up at Trump rally in N.C.

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Protesters repeatedly interrupted Donald Trump's speech and some of them made obscene gestures as they were removed from the premises.

Mar 14

Could Donald Trump be held legally responsible for inciting violence at his rallies?


Update: The sheriff of Cumberland, N.C. indicated on Monday that he was investigating whether Donald Trump may have broken the state's "inciting a riot" statutes. In light of that, we're republishing this piece from last week. On Aug. 11…

Mar 14

Trump: There has been 'no violence' at campaign rallies

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The GOP candidate struck a dismissive tone amid harsh scrutiny over the sometimes-violent clashes seen at his campaign rallies. “It’s a love fest. These are love fests,” Trump said of his events.

Mar 12

Clinton criticized for response to violence at Trump rally

The Democratic front-runner called for political unity, but some people took issue with her for not calling out Donald Trump's role in the clashes.

Mar 11

Violence at Trump rallies? His rivals don’t condemn it.

It took nearly 90 minutes, but CNN debate moderator Jake Tapper eventually asked Donald Trump to respond to a violence incident caught on tape at a rally in North Carolina — a black protester punched in the face by an elderly white man,…