Donald Trump's presidency is a nightmare for Mitch McConnell's approval ratings


"Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America", McConnell said in his statement.

The white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville took a deadly turn amid brawling between the right-wing hate groups and counterprotesters when Heyer was hit by the auto and Virginia State Troopers Jay Cullen, 48, and Berke Bates, 40, crashed piloting a helicopter.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing back against President Donald Trump's comment that there were "some very fine people" at last weekend's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Graham said Wednesday that "through his statements yesterday [Tuesday], President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacists neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer".

Tensions flared last week when McConnell said at an event in Kentucky that Trump had "excessive expectations" of the pace at which Congress can operate.

But McConnell refused to even mention President Trump's remarks on Saturday extending blame to "many sides" for the white supremacist violence and murder. "America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred in all forms", the Bushes said.

McConnell responded Wednesday to the president's statements, fully condemning all acts of violence committed in Charlottesville and denouncing white supremacists and racist groups by name.

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He also says there are no good neo-nazis and people who do share their views do not support American ideals and freedoms.

The statement was in line with comments the day before from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who said "white supremacy is repulsive", but ignored the president's comments.

Now we'll see how many others will choose to stand with the president or stand up to him.

"My administration is working every day to deliver the world-class infrastructure that our people deserve, and frankly, that our country deserves", Trump announced beside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

A short time later, the top Air Force officer, Gen. Dave Goldfein, wrote on Twitter: "I stand with my fellow service chiefs in saying we're always stronger together - it's who we are as Airmen". "He wasn't insane yesterday; he was purposeful".

"Both of them", she said.

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