U.S. President Donald Trump has been isolated by his own administration for being a Nazi sympathizer as he reiterated his support for white supremacist protesters. Chief executive officers of various business houses have resigned in protest,senior officials in his administration and numerous military officials denounced his views and the violence at Charlottesville rally in Virginia.
White supremacists led by “Alt-Right” provocateur Richard Spencer shouting slogans such as “Blood and Soil!” and “Jews will not replace us!” as they marched during a rally on Saturday, Aug. 12, white supremacists bearing Nazi and Confederate battle flags massed in Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.
Trump’s response of holding both sides responsible for the deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the weekend has been widely condemned by political leaders across the country as well as internationally.
Trump denounced the “hatred, bigotry and violence” that resulted in the death of one person and injuring 35 attributed it to “many sides.” He pointedly failed to condemn white supremacists in general.
Since then, President Trump was ambiguous his condemnation of the march, originally blaming “many sides” for the conflict, before issuing a full condemnation of the violence and white supremacy on Monday.
Trump’s own Republican party have led the condemnation, with Ohio governor and former presidential hopeful John Kasich slamming the President’s remarks as “pathetic”.“The President has to totally condemn this,” he told.
Meanwhile, Trump poll numbers hit a new low ratings this week — 34%, according to Gallup.
One person was killed and more than 30 people injured after a car, driven by a “Unite the Right” supporter, rammed into a crowd of counter protesters, who Trump has dubbed the “alt-left.”
Trump has disbanded two business advisory councils after eight CEOs resigned in three days following the president’s Saturday remarks.