President Donald Trump on Tuesday ripped into business leaders who resigned from his White House jobs panel — the latest sign that corporate America’s romance with Trump is faltering — after his equivocal response to violence by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country,” the president said at an impromptu news conference at Trump Tower in New York City. Continue reading “Tue, Aug 15, 2017: Trump criticizes business leaders leaving his councils”
Combative and insistent, President Donald Trump declared anew Tuesday “there is blame on both sides” for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those protesting them. He showed sympathy for the fringe groups’ efforts to preserve Confederate monuments.
The president’s comments effectively wiped away the more conventional statement he delivered at the White House a day earlier when he branded members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who take part in violence as “criminals and thugs.” Continue reading “Tue, Aug 15, 2017: Trump holds press conference, insists ‘there is blame on both sides’ in Charlottesville, VA”
3:00 pm: Participates in an infrastructure discussion and signs an Executive Order establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects; Trump Tower – Residence
3:45 pm: Makes statement on the infrastructure discussion; Trump Tower – Lobby