Trump's biz buddies abandon ship as manufacturing council disbands

Trump's biz buddies abandon ship as manufacturing council disbands

In an echo of Saturday, when Trump was praised by neo-Nazis for blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, David Duke -former grand wizard of the KKK- thanked Trump following the Tuesday press conference for telling the "truth" about "leftist terrorists". Impossible to miss. And the president said Friday night's right-wing, torchlight parade across the University of Virginia campus consisted of "people protesting very quietly", even though the demonstrators terrorized men and women, including clergy, worshipping in a nearby church and chanted "Jews will not replace us" and "Blood and Soil", an infamous Nazi rallying cry.

Scaramucci posted a tweet roughly paraphrasing a line from President Ronald Reagan's 1983 "evil empire" speech.

"What about the alt-left that came charging at as you say the alt-right?"

Several riders latched onto passages of Trump's answers to reporters and took issue that he seemingly equated the actions of counter-protesters to those of white supremacists. Flannery said he and Immelt had consulted on the matter with "many leaders inside and outside the company", and also discussed with other executives on the various presidential councils about disbanding those committees before Trump himself did so midday. But investors shrugged - Merck's shares briefly ran in front of a modestly rising market before sliding back to the pack - and for most of Monday, the other executives on the business panels kept quiet.

Johnson called Trump "honest" for reiterating that he thinks there is "blame on both sides". "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!"

British Prime Minister Theresa May, widely criticized at home for cultivating close ties to Trump during his first half year in office, spoke out after the president repeated his view that the white nationalists and counter-protesters were both to blame.

Trump took to Twitter to announce his decision to disband the Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy forum after a series of business leaders left following his remarks.

We all know how the media feels about President Trump's response to the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA, but now we have the pulse of the American people. Everyone in his family has to obey his slightest, infantile whim. In a statement, the group cited the "intolerance, racism and violence" seen over the past few days and the politicization of participation on the panel as reasons for its termination, according to the report. They want to make money.

Get a grip. This president is a disgrace. I stand with you.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is endorsing a resolution from House Democrats to censure President Trump after his response to the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But all Trump did was tear our country down.