U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, a former governor of South Carolina, said the “horrible acts” seen in Charlottesville “took me back to sad days dealing with the Charleston tragedy in 2015.”
Evangelicals have been thrilled by his appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Conservative Christians who have long worked with political leaders say they have never before had such access to the White House.
The Camp David discussions have also been complicated by differences over taking a harder line on Pakistan for failing to close Afghan Taliban sanctuaries and arrest Afghan extremist leaders. US officials say the Afghan Taliban are supported by elements of Pakistan’s military.
A letter dated Friday, and signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the “false equivalence” of President Donald Trump’s comments about last weekend’s “Unite the Right” gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump has blamed “many sides” for the demonstrations that left an anti-racism activist dead.
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The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Police later shot dead five suspects after a second vehicle attack in the coastal town of Cambrils, around 130 kilometres from Barcelona.
Trump was much quicker Thursday to condemn violence in Barcelona, where more than a dozen people were killed when a van veered onto a sidewalk and sped down a busy pedestrian zone in what authorities called a terror attack.
“President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups – as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters – compelled me to take up my pen,” stated David Plunkert, the artist behind the new New Yorker cover.
“He lacks a basic understanding of and appreciation for our nation’s values, as well as of the history of the struggles and sacrifices that have been made by generations of Americans to perfect our imperfect nation,” he said.
“The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is. They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!,” the US president wrote on Twitter.
The shipment of crude oil to India comes nearly two years after the then US president Barack Obama lifted the 40-year-old ban on its export. During their maiden meeting on June 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump agreed to deepen the engagement in the energy sector.
Clashes broke out between far-right demonstrators and counter-protesters in the Virginia college town of Charlottesville Saturday. Members of organised neo-Nazi and so-called “Alt-Right” groups had called a rally to protest the removal of a Confederate statue there.
In an interview with The American Prospect posted online on Wednesday, Bannon told the liberal publication that the US is losing the economic race against China. He also talks about purging his rivals from the Defense and State departments.
Purple Heart recipients forced to leave the service due to injury are eligible for benefits, as are dependents of service members who are killed in the line of duty.
“I am optimistic that we can make great progress, building on what has been achieved under Bush and Obama,” said Tellis, who is Tata Chair for Strategic Affairs and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a top think-tank.