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Trump 'sad' for statues' removal; Confederacy part of history, he says

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This article was published August 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, at a Rotary Club meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn., called for “radical changes” in how the Trump White House operates.

WASHINGTON -- Under fire for defending white-supremacy activists, President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he was "sad" to see the United States' history torn apart by the removal of "our beautiful statues and monuments," echoing a popular refrain of white-supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

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TimberTopper says... August 18, 2017 at 5:35 a.m.

Trump playing to his base. The only thing that concerns Donald Trump, is Donald Trump.

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BoudinMan says... August 18, 2017 at 5:37 a.m.

What culture does this man keep talking about? The culture of hate? Bigotry? Non-inclusivenes? The culture of david duke and richard spencer? I hope this "culture" gets erased and never rears its ugly head again.

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WGT says... August 18, 2017 at 6:19 a.m.

Trump is unfit. Period. When Trump doubles down his "hitting back", all good politicians must counter with stronger "hitting back". It is time to build a wall around Trump, box him in to an area of space where his toxicity is contained so the damage stops.

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RBear says... August 18, 2017 at 6:47 a.m.

Trump said that the statues will never be able "to be comparably replaced!" Really? I think we cultural creativity will live long past Trump's statement or the removal of these statues. I agree with BM, what is this culture the statues are preserving? That of protecting slavery? Tell me what other cultural aspect does the statue preserve? I would love for my right wingers in here to articulate that out for me because I'm at a loss.
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As a result of Trump's continued resistance to truly call these people out in more forceful terms and trying to equate the counterprotesters with them, he's further eroding the support he had, both in Congress and in the electorate. His poll numbers continue to fall. I saw an article in Newsweek that points out that based on current supporter levels in the Senate, he's six votes shy of impeachment if the charges were brought forth. He hasn't even finished one year of his four year term and he's that unpopular?

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PopulistMom says... August 18, 2017 at 6:56 a.m.

Sen Corker says it all, "The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to demonstrate in order to be successful."

Trump is mentally unstable and incompetent. People such as Gary Cohn need to stay put as I believe his office is one of the 24 cabinet level positions which can vote on removal of the president. If things continue the way that they have started, one way or the other...this president needs to be removed--either by impeachment or use of the 25th amendment. If Gen. John Kelly can't control him, then he needs to go.

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gohogs17 says... August 18, 2017 at 8:29 a.m.

Corker is just another RINO, the party is full of them.

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hah406 says... August 18, 2017 at 8:44 a.m.

Corker had been one of Trump's strongest supporters. Hardly a RINO, something you seem to trot out anytime a GOP politician says something you don't like. The fact is Trump is unfit for office. That press conference on Tuesday was like watching a human twitter feed from a meth addict. For the good of the country and the world, he needs to resign and let Pence take over.

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RBear says... August 18, 2017 at 9:09 a.m.

Agree hah. Never let facts get in the way of a good RINO claim.

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Duhig says... August 18, 2017 at 9:29 a.m.

Hey', GoHogs17,if they do not change, the GOP is soon to be known as the RepubliKlan party.

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Packman says... August 18, 2017 at 9:48 a.m.

Hey BoudinMan - The culture of non-inclusiveness? Like the one within the Democrat Party that rejects people that are pro-life?
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As America worries about removing inanimate objects that hurt some precious little snowflake's feelings Spain is coming to grips with radical Islamic terrorism. Yea us!
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How long before Maxine Waters holds a press conference and says President Trump ordered the terrorist attacks in Spain to divert attention from confederate statues? Yes, she really is that batsh*t crazy but no more than Wolf Blitzer suggesting the terrorist attack in Spain was a "copy cat" of what happened in Charlottesville.

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