Duke also praised Trump's comments on Tuesday, thanking the President for his "honesty and courage" in a tweet. "Why would you put a statue of Robert E. Lee or Stonewall Jackson in 1948 in Baltimore?" "Thank you all!" Mr Trump tweeted from NY.
Opponents call the statues a festering symbol of racism, while supporters say they honor American history.
Notable Trump apologist Scott Adams speculated that another reason why Trumprefused to specifically disavow white supremacists is because this may open the floodgates to being asked to disavow every other hate-group.
Amid the controversy, the White House knocked down rumors that Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn might resign.
He returned to his combative stance Tuesday - insisting anew during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that "both sides" were to blame.
State Sen. Max Wise, R-Campbellsville, said the violence in Charlottesville was "obviously disgusting", The college professor lamented his classes aren't in session "so we could have an honest, intelligent discussion with our students, especially as it relates to domestic terrorism and what went on there".
The historian notes that early U.S. President John Adams - and his son, President John Quincy Adams - "had serious challenges from within their parties that prevented them from accomplishing much of anything", and President Andrew Johnson's experiences with Congress during Reconstruction might have some similarities, but "the parallel is not strong".
Trump also expressed distaste for removing statues of Confederate commanders in a heated news conference on Tuesday.
Trump has received extensive criticism from civil rights groups as well as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for having recently suggested moral parity between anti-racist counter-protestors and the white nationalists they confronted Saturday in the streets of the city. Neither do a number of other cities where white nationalist rallies are planned for the coming days. In yet another series of controversialtweets on Thursday morning, the US President argued that White supremacists and nativists protesting the removal of Confederate monuments (celebrating pro-slavery figures) were not wrong because it was part of the country's history that could not be changed, and those who were pressing for the removal of such monuments were "foolish".
Instead, it took almost 48 hours until Trump stuck to the script and brought down the hammer: "Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs - including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans", he said.
I believe the answer (or at least one better than, "This proves that Trump supports white supremacy!") lies in understanding who Trump's greatest enemy is since he took office (and before).
In another major sign of discontent within the Republican Party, Mr Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils on Wednesday as corporate chiefs began resigning in protest over his racial statements. This means a majority of Americans (53%) admit they have their opinion of Trump completely, totally and irreversibly baked in. "He just can't forget his election trouncing".
He also called Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona "toxic" and a "non-factor in the Senate".
Sen. Tim Scott of SC said Trump's "moral authority is compromised".
Monuments, roads, and highways named after Confederate heroes abound in South-Eastern United States, including in and around Washington DC. "To some extent, I think a lot of them feel like they can counterbalance some of the president's worst instincts and some of the bad advice he gets from certain individuals on the team".
For the 18th straight season, the Oklahoma Sooners start the season ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 . USC (Oct 21) is ranked 4th, Stanford (Nov 25) is #14, Georgia (Sept 9) is #15 and Miami (Nov 11) is 18th.
He left Arsenal in January 2015 to join Italian club Inter Milan on loan, before then moving to Galatasaray in Turkey. The 32-year-old now plies his trade with Japanese side Vissel Kobe, and seems to be making quite an impression.
Recently, Bebo was spotted in a warm military green jacket paired with blue denims, white top and red converse sneakers. Kareena & Karisma, the famous Kapoor sisters of Bollywood, never miss a moment to surprise their fans.
Dutch Bros Coffee has issued a "full voluntary recall " after handing out eclipse safe glasses at many of its stands Sunday. The coffee chain says customers can return the glasses at any Dutch Bros. store Monday and receive any drink for free.
Anti-IS coalition forces estimate that between 50,000 and 100,000 civilians remain in and around the city. Iraqi army fire against Islamic State militants on the outskirts of Tal afar, Iraq, August 20, 2017.
Mavromatis told the Herald-Star that a court probation officer saw the shooting and returned fire, killing the suspected shooter. The Associated Press reports the suspect's body could be seen lying next to a vehicle of a neighboring bank drive-thru.
The Cavaliers are unable to trade James , because he won't waive his " no-trade " clause that's included in his current contract. Coach Tyronn Lue has to teach his team to be more disciplined, and get back in transition if someone makes a mistake.
Gionee X1 Launched in India at Rs 8999
The company is said to have plans to introduce a new line of products, and it is starting off with the newly announced Gionee X1 . Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port.
Infosys offers to buy back US$2bil shares as CEO quits
The indexes ended well off their day's highs due in part to reports of the removal of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. The Infosys stock had closed trade at a price of Rs 1,021.15 per share on the BSE on Thursday.
Putin names new Russian ambassador to US
Antonov's predecessor Sergei Kislyak returned to Russia in July after serving as Russian envoy to the USA for nine years. Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow March 5, 2015.
Intel officially unveils 8th Generation Core CPUs
Directly above you can see the swish new packaging for one of the new upcoming Intel 8th generation desktop Core i5 processors. Instead of the integrated GPU, Intel has focused the improvements regarding performance on the CPU for its 8th Gen processors.
Man City star Samir Nasri lands in Turkey ahead of move
France global playmaker Samir Nasri arrived in Antalya over the weekend ahead of his proposed move to Antalyaspor . The France player signed from Arsenal for £25million in 2011 and made 129 Premier League appearances for City.