When Donald Trump was elected president, I was among those who was happy that he became president of the United States; especially since it meant Hillary Clinton would not be president. That's the message the mother of Heather Heyer who was killed in Charlottesville at a white supremacist rally has given to her daughter's mourners.
For those of you who have avoided the news this past week, Charlottesville\, VA was the site of a horrific public display of hate, Nazism, antisemitism, anti-everything when white supremacists marched on the city. "Very sad for our country", said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) California.
WASHINGTON| Isolated and criticized after his comments on Charlottesville, Donald Trump has moved the debate Thursday, saying that american history was "broken in pieces" by the withdrawals of statues celebrating the characters of the States southerners and confederates, in favour of slavery.
With dismay, I sat and watched as the country became more and more torn apart, and the moral compass of the U.S. was swinging from one pole to another.
On Monday, following Saturday's "both sides" statement, Trump condemned the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, and Heyer responded by thanking the president for "denouncing those who promote violence and hatred".
Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American televangelist who leads a small congregation in SC and serves on the board, said in an interview on MSNBC on Saturday that he stood by Trump.
"I think that this presidency is unraveling before our eyes", Carson said.
"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, " Trump said on Twitter.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said in his statement Tuesday: "There can be no moral ambiguity" about white supremacy.
According to the Boston Globe, the Trump administration de-emphasized their focus on white hate groups.
"The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it's all racist", Bannon added. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them", said Graham, a frequent critic of Trump who also ran against him for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.
Throughout the day - including after the funeral - White House aides told reporters that they were working on a call.
Burr told WXII Television in Greensboro that "I'm not sure that removing every historical marker in America heals the country". He also called out "troublemakers" among the counter protesters that came "with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats".
Murdoch, in a letter obtained by the New York Times, wrote, "I can't even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis". "I was home recovering from the exhaustion of the funeral and, so I thought well, I'll get to him later and then I had more meetings to establish her foundation, so I hadn't really watched the news until last night".