11:46, August 17 203 0

2017-08-17 11:46:04

 

Lindsey Graham just owned Donald Trump after being attacked on Twitter

After Trump defended neo-Nazis and white supremacists yesterday, politicians on both sides of the aisle reacted with disgust and condemnation. Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, a former Republican candidate for President himself, was no exception.

Graham responded to Trump’s assertion that “not all of these people were neo-Nazis” and his assertion that “you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent.” Graham said he does not support Trump’s “moral equivalency” between “white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer.”

Heather Hyer was killed when a white nationalist drove his car through a crowd of protesters. Nineteen others were injured.

Trump, of course, took to Twitter this morning to attack Graham for his statement.

Graham, however, isn’t backing down and had some harsh words for the President too.

“Mr. President, like most I seek to move our nation, my state and our party forward — toward the light — not back to the darkness,” he said according to Talking Points Memo.

“However, because of the manner in which you handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country. For the sake of our nation — as our President — please fix this.”

For his part, Trump seems to have no plan to stop appeasing the racist right. Three hours later he issued a stream of tweets defending monuments and statues honoring Confederate soldiers and leaders, saying he was “sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.”


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