Monday, August 14, 2017


Shame of a nation

Trump's response

He characterized what was happening in Charlottesville as an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence, on many sides." Whatever his motive, Ku Klux Klan members and neo-Nazis — the kind of villains that it takes virtually no political instincts or particular ideology for a mainstream figure to condemn — escaped even a token condemnation from the president. The Klan was treated instead as just one of several unruly partisan hordes. It was a remarkable moment. It seemed almost as if something in the country had shifted. -- Code Switch
Colbert King
That was your crowd down there in Old Virginia, Donald Trump. They were speaking your language, vomiting your sentiments, acting out what animates you from within. -- Washington Post 
National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro
 “There can be no doubt that the appalling display of white supremacy and hatred on display in Charlottesville today was the precipitator of the violence." -- NNU
Tom Bossert, Trump’s homeland security adviser
Bossert said that people “on both sides” showed up in Charlottesville “looking for trouble” and that he wouldn’t assign blame for the death of a counterprotester on either group. -- CNN 
KKK leader David Duke to POTUS
 “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.” -- Guardian 
 Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signor
"Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus." -- The Hill
Global Times editorial
‘If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so.’ -- Market Watch

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