US President Donald Trump censures ‘fake news’ after mild statement on racism, terrorism

August 15, 2017 2:47 am

An effigy of President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, a skeleton, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are displayed as demonstrators protest against hate and white supremacy groups on August 13, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by AFP)

US President is pointing the finger at the “fake media” after his mild statement failed to condemn a terrorist attack by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The president came under criticism for blasting “many sides” of the Sunday clashes, in which a driver plowed into demonstrators protesting against white supremacists in Charlottesville, killing a young woman and injuring nearly 20 others.
Later, Trump came up with some “additional” remark to make up for his mild stance, asserting that “Racism is evil” by mentioning “the KKK [Ku Klux Klan], neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups.”

A woman  receives first-aid after a car ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. (Photo by AFP) 

As some news outlasts started reporting the Trump is bowing to pressure, the president took to Twitter to put up a classical defense.
“Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize [sic] once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!” he said.
He made the follow-up remarks after the resignation of Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier from his American Manufacturing Council.

Trump speaks alongside Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier (R) during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on February 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

“Our country’s strength stems from its diversity and the contributions made by men and women of different faiths, races, sexual orientations and political beliefs,” Frazier said in a statement that avoided mentioning Trump by name. “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy, which run counter to the American ideal that all people are created equal.”
The president also attacked Frazier on Twitter, claiming that now he has “more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!”
Heather Heyer, 32, was killed and some 20 others were injured.
A 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer, identified as James Alex Fields Jr, was said to have been behind the wheel.
‘Unfit to be human’

Trump gives the thumbs up as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2017, for New York.

Captured on video and shared on the internet, the moment the car plowed into the crowd taking part in a counter-protest against white nationalists, shocked the nation.
According to GOP strategist Ana Navarro, the president failed grab the opportunity to unite the already divided nation in the wake of the horrendous attack.
“He’s not only unfit to be president,” she said on CNN on Monday “In my book, his lack of leadership, his lack of empathy, his lack of courage — he’s unfit to be human.”
“I’ve been embarrassed about having Trump for president many times but no times worse than today… I’m beyond embarrassed, I’m ashamed,” Navarro noted. “He was a coward — he didn’t have the spine to behave like the leader of the , and I feel that to be shameful.”
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