Charlottesville: David Duke Still Matters -- Who Knew?

Trump says'we'll see what happens to his top strategist

Trump has come under increasing pressure over his stance on the violence, with many members of his own Republican party and USA business executives distancing themselves from him.

In addition to announcing the dissolution of the business councils via tweet, he congratulated Sen.

Business Insider pointed out that Trump's preferred method of engaging with the public-via early-morning tweets-has earned him a frequently-stunned audience of Europeans who are now grappling with a US president who's defended an ideology with a long, bloody history on their continent.

His exit was quickly followed by the CEOs of Under Armour and Intel.

Bridgewater: President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon said there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury". "Racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything else that happened in Charlottesville".

With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils Wednesday - the latest fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr Trump must now face the consequences of this momentous and inexcusable decision.

The president, a former reality TV star, has described immigrants from Mexico as "drug dealers, criminals, rapists" and called for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US.

"Afterwards, Cohn put out word that he was "upset" and disgusted", not to mention "somewhere between appalled and furious" - but he's still working for Trump.

"Constructive economic and regulatory policies are not enough and will not matter if we do not address the divisions in our country". But as he must have known by this point, the white supremacists and neo-Nazis came from all over the country to stage a rally of hate; the statue of Marse Robert was a secondary concern.

Trump initially blamed "many sides" for the violence and avoided calling out the far-right by name.

She said Trump should have been and and must still be "unambiguous" on decrying the actions of hate groups at the rally where a woman killed when a vehicle plowed into counter protesters. His contempt for the media is not a pass for drawing a moral equivalence between white supremacists and the people who rallied to oppose them.

Feeling pressure from "many sides", Trump eventually delivered a second statement, this time naming and condemning the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who participated in the protest. "You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent". "I like the term alt-right. Do they have any semblance of guilt?", Trump said to reporters in a news conference Tuesday.

Reporters were quick to note that "alt-left" was not a recognised group.

"We must be clear".

Duke wrote on the social media platform: "Thank you President Trump for your honesty and courage to tell the truth about Charlottesville and condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa".

Just a day before disbanding the two councils, Mr Trump also appeared defiant about the slew of resignations he was receiving.

"For every CEO that drops out of the Manufacturing Council, I have many to take their place".

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