Donald Trump

“Jewish Republicans reject Trump’s take on Charlottesville violence”


POLITICO

“Jewish Republicans rejected Donald Trump’s comments in response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, but it doesn’t appear the president is facing further consequences from the small but vital GOP constituency over what they saw as a failure to adequately denounce crowds that shouted anti-Semitic chants and hoisted Nazi flags last weekend.

The Republican Jewish Coalition in a statement called for Trump to show greater leadership after he seemed Tuesday to equate neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan demonstrators with those protesting them. Matt Brooks, executive director of the RJC, would not say whether members plan any further steps to warn the president.”  MORE

“Stephen Colbert to Trump 8/16/17 Finding Blame on “Both Sides”


“Rachel Maddow Blasts WH Officials For Standing By Trump As He Defends White Supremacists”


POLITICUS USA

“In terms of people actually working in the administration, apparently everybody is fine, nobody is leaving, they’re all okay with it.”

“Stephen Colbert Monologue | Aug 15, 2017 Trump: ‘Both sides’ to blame for Charlottesville”


“US spy satellites detect activity in N. Korea”


CNN

“US spy satellites spotted a mobile missile launcher capable of launching an intermediate range ballistic missile being moved in a way that leads the US military to believe preparations are being made for a possible launch, a senior US defense official tells CNN. CNN’s Jim Sciutto reports.”  MORE

““We must call evil by its name”: Republicans criticize Trump, Jeff Sessions for ignoring white supremacists in Charlottesville statements”


SALON

“Donald Trump did not hesitate to compare U.S. intelligence officers to Nazis but after white nationalists waving the Nazi flag erupted in violent clashes throughout downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, the president failed to call out racists and chide white supremacists — even after a car plowed into a group of anti-racists protesters, killing at least one person.

A spokesperson for the University of Virginia Hospital cited one death and at least 35 injured on Saturday afternoon, the violent aftermath of a what appears to be a deliberate attack. White supremacists gathered near the college campus to protest the removal of a Confederate statute. Self-identified “alt-right” protesters —a key constituency of Trump’s base made up mostly of white men— marched through the campus carrying tiki torches Friday night.”  MORE

“Former GOP Sen. Gordon Humphrey: ‘Seriously Sick’ Trump Must Be Replaced ASAP”


HUFFINGTON POST

“A former Republican senator is calling on lawmakers to use the 25th Amendment to kick President Donald Trump out of office.

He is sick of mind, impetuous, arrogant, belligerent and dangerous,” Gordon Humphrey, who represented New Hampshire from 1979 to 1990, said in a letter to his state’s members of Congress obtained by Manchester ABC station WMUR. “ MORE

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