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Trump’s comments become hot topic among Lions

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Trump’s comments become hot topic among Lions

- As the Lions prepared Wednesday for their second preseason game against the New York Jets, the topic of President Donald Trump’s controversial comments Tuesday about last weekend’s protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, was almost unavoidable. “It’s definitely tough. What’s most disheartening is people try to make excuses for certain behaviors, especially people with positions of influence, still making excuses for specifically what happened in Virginia,” running back Ameer Abdullah said
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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

- US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks

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Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks

- New York, United States | AFP | Donald Trump found himself in the eye of a political storm Wednesday after his stunning remarks on the unrest in Charlottesville, which sparked unease within his own camp and could be a turning point in his already chaotic presidency. Just about 200 days into his term, the US leader crossed a red line in saying there was “blame on both sides” for the melee, which began when a rally by white supremacists over the removal of a Confederate statue turned violent, as they clashed with counter-protesters
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The World Trusts Putin More Than Trump on Foreign Affairs, Pew Says

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The World Trusts Putin More Than Trump on Foreign Affairs, Pew Says

- People around the world have more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin handling world affairs than in his U.S. Counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center survey showed. Of 36 countries canvassed, 22, including Germany, France and Japan, trust Putin more, according to the pollster’s 2017 spring survey. People had more confidence in Trump in 13 countries, including the U.K., India and Israel
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If you work for Donald Trump, what’s your red line?

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If you work for Donald Trump, what’s your red line?

- If you work for President Trump, what’s your red line? When do his words and actions become so chilling and outrageous that you have no choice but to walk away? during Tuesday’s press conference, but not rogue enough for any administration official or White House staffer to resign in protest. A half-dozen business leaders have from presidential advisory councils in the wake of the president’s alarming comments about the murder and mayhem in Charlottesville, Va
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Key Obamacare subsidies will continue being paid to insurers despite Trump threats to end them

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Key Obamacare subsidies will continue being paid to insurers despite Trump threats to end them

- The federal government will make crucial Obamacare-related subsidy payments to health insurers in August despite threats by President Donald Trump to end them, a White House spokesman said Wednesday. The decision to make the August payments came a day after the Congressional Budget Office warned that Obamacare premiums wouldsoar an additional 20 percent above projected price increases if the payments are ended in 2018
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CEOs shouldn't be surprised; Trump is narcissistic, offensive: Former Wells Fargo CEO

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CEOs shouldn't be surprised; Trump is narcissistic, offensive: Former Wells Fargo CEO

- "Is there anything here that's happened that was totally unexpected? Donald Trump throughout his business career, throughout the entire campaign, has been narcissistic, he's been uncouth, he's been offensive," Kovacevich said in an interview with "Power Lunch." "It shouldn't be surprising that it's come to something like this." Business leaders and Republicans have been distancing themselves from Trump since his response to the rally
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Dollar erases gains after Trump announces council disbanding

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Dollar erases gains after Trump announces council disbanding

- (Reuters) - The dollar turned lower against most major currencies on Wednesday following an exodus from and eventual disbanding of U.S. President Donald Trump's manufacturing council and strategic policy forum. Trump announced he was shuttering the manufacturing council after the chief executives of 3M and Campbell Soup announced they would leave it over his comments about a violent weekend rally and subsequent death of one person in Charlottesville, Virginia
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New Haven clergy want Trump impeached 

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New Haven clergy want Trump impeached 

- NEW HAVEN -- Clergy in New Haven are not at all pleased with President Donald Trump's response to the tragedy in Virginia and they let him have it Wednesday. Local ministers and community members gathered on the pulpit, inside the New Trinity Temple Church of God on Christ and they went at Trump throughout the press conference. "We need to be very clear that we have a President who has signaled by his words and actions that he is a white supremacist," said Rev
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How Trump woke up the American left

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How Trump woke up the American left

- Malinda Frevert will forever remember the day after Hillary Clinton's early morning speech conceding the presidential race to Donald Trump as "Surprise Thursday." It was then, 36 hours after Trump's victory in November -- a day filled with despair and disbelief for millions of Democrats -- that groups like the liberal advocacy group Emily's List, where Frevert works, experienced an unexpected tidal wave of support
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Trump criticizes Amazon as it expands in throughout Texas

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Trump criticizes Amazon as it expands in throughout Texas

- President Donald Trump again criticized fast-growing Amazon on Wednesday in an early-morning tweet, arguing that "towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt - many jobs being lost!" The pronouncement came weeks after the e-commerce giant announced more than 50,000 job openings across its distribution network, which includes a new facility in North Houston that's not yet at capacity
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Trump defiant after outburst as GOP picks up pieces

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Trump defiant after outburst as GOP picks up pieces

- Republicans are still reeling a day after President Donald Trump's comments Trump's aides privately expressed indignation at the derailed news conference (CNN)Republican lawmakers and administration aides found themselves again Wednesday weighing the costs and benefits of remaining loyal to President Donald Trump, whose equivocal statements about neo-Nazis and white supremacists marked a dramatic shift in presidential rhetoric. By Wednesday afternoon, most appeared to have made their calculation: deserting Trump now could only harm — and not help — their agendas or political fortunes
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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

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In Overland Park visit, Yoder decries Trump response to Virginia violence

- U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder said Wednesday he was angry that all leaders in the United States aren’t outraged by the turmoil in Virginia over the weekend, and called on them to “stand up forcefully” against Nazis, White supremacists and the Ku Klux Klan. Other prominent Kansas Republicans also weighed in Wednesday. Yoder issued a statement Tuesday, after President Donald Trump’s comments that both sides involved in recent trouble in Charlottesville shared blame
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Pence won't say if he agrees with Trump on 'both sides'

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Pence won't say if he agrees with Trump on 'both sides'

- (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence avoided directly answering a reporter's question about whether he thought, like President Donald Trump, that there were "very fine people on both sides" who participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia, protests over the weekend that resulted in the death of one woman. "What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy, and the President has been clear on this tragedy and so have I
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Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

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Michael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump Tower

- NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Moore has led the audience of his Broadway play to Trump Tower to protest President Donald Trump’s comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. On Facebook, Moore urged people to join him at Trump Tower after Tuesday night’s performance of his one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” to “nonviolently express our rage.” After the play, Moore is seen on a Facebook Live video leading a group of people on buses to the tower, where the president is currently staying for the first time since his inauguration
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Rep. Ellison says Trump emboldening white supremacists

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Rep. Ellison says Trump emboldening white supremacists

- Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., had harsh words for President Donald Trump in a brief interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday. The Fix spoke with Ellison for a few minutes after a town hall event he held in Minneapolis on Tuesday, just hours after Trump’s news conference at Trump Tower in New York. The congressman shared his thoughts on Trump’s rhetoric, last weekend’s clashes in Charlottesville, Va
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‘We are deeply troubled’: Ivanka and Jared’s rabbis blast Trump’s Charlottesville response
‘We are deeply troubled’: Ivanka and Jared’s rabbis blast Trump’s Charlottesville response Ivanka Trump or her husband, Jared Kushner, haven’t officially commented on President Donald Trump’s view of neo-Nazi violence — but their respective rabbis have. As reported by , the rabbis of Ivanka and Kushner’s Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun sent a letter to their longtime synagogue condemning President Donald Trump’s response. “While we always avoid politics, we are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence,” a joint statement by Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein (who NY Magazine noted oversaw Ivanka’s conversion) and succeeding Rabbis Chaim Steinmetz and Elie Weinstock reads   Read More ...
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Phoenix mayor asks Donald Trump to delay rally as U.S. is ‘still healing’
Phoenix mayor asks Donald Trump to delay rally as U.S. is ‘still healing’ The mayor of Phoenix, Ariz. is “disappointed” U.S. President Donald Trump is going to host a campaign-style rally in his city rally later this month in the wake of the violence that took place in Charlottesville last weekend.“I am disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally as our nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville,” a statement from Mayor Greg Stanton reads   Read More ...
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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally
Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest   Read More ...
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Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks
Trump under fire over Charlottesville remarks New York, United States | AFP | Donald Trump found himself in the eye of a political storm Wednesday after his stunning remarks on the unrest in Charlottesville, which sparked unease within his own camp and could be a turning point in his already chaotic presidency. Just about 200 days into his term, the US leader crossed a red line in saying there was “blame on both sides” for the melee, which began when a rally by white supremacists over the removal of a Confederate statue turned violent, as they clashed with counter-protesters   Read More ...
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Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump's chief strategist says there's no military solution to North Korea's threats and that the U.S. is losing the economic race against China. Steve Bannon also talks openly with The American Prospect about getting rid of his rivals at the Defense and State departments. Trump earlier this week declined an opportunity to offer a public vote of confidence in his controversial adviser   Read More ...
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Ivana Trump alleged ex-husband Donald kept a copy Hitler’s ‘My New Order’ next to their bed
Ivana Trump alleged ex-husband Donald kept a copy Hitler’s ‘My New Order’ next to their bed Shortly after President Donald Trump’s now-infamous “both sides” press conference, social media users unearthed an old excerpt claiming he admired the work of Adolf Hitler.. In a 1990 Vanity Fair article written after Trump divorced his first wife Ivana, people close to the former Mrs. Trump said she had, on more than one occasion, spoken of her ex-husband’s admiration for the Nazi leader   Read More ...
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New chief of staff John Kelly said to be frustrated, dismayed at Trump's lack of discipline
New chief of staff John Kelly said to be frustrated, dismayed at Trump's lack of discipline As the new White House chief of staff, John Kelly routes all calls to and from President Donald Trump through the White House switchboard, where he can sign off on them. He stanches the flow of information reaching the president's desk. And he requires that all staff members - including Trump's relatives - go through him to reach the president. But none of those attempts at discipline mattered this week   Read More ...
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Trump ends manufacturing council after CEOs quit over Charlottesville remarks
U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he was disbaning both the Manufacturing Council and Strategy and Policy Forum, as business leaders resigned from the council over his remarks on Charlottesville violence. "Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!" Trump. The decision was made after eight members of the Manufacturing Council resigned in the wake of Trump's remarks over the Charlottesville violence on the weekend, which placed blame on both sides of the clash   Read More ...
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Phoenix mayor not happy about Trump's rally plans next week
Phoenix mayor not happy about Trump's rally plans next week U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci) PHOENIX -- U.S. President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week, and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is not happy about it. Trump's campaign announced the event Wednesday -- a day after the president blamed "both sides" for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators   Read More ...
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