White House urges GOP to say Trump was ‘entirely correct’ on Charlottesville

The White House communications office is urging the GOP to stick to the talking points they crafted saying President Trump is ‘entirely correct’ on Charlottesville.

According to The Atlantic, the White House sent out official talking points to Republican members of Congress asking them to follow the president’s lead and say he was quote "entirely correct" and that "both sides of the violence in Charlottesville acted inappropriately, and bear some responsibility."

The note also insists that Trump is encouraging the country to “rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that brings us together as Americans.”

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Reactions to President Trump's remarks on Aug. 15
We must be clear. White supremacy is repulsive. This bigotry is counter to all this country stands for. There can be no moral ambiguity.
Race-based supremacy movements have no place in our melting pot culture. #Charlottesville
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
I haven't seen anything that crazy since Tyson bit Holyfield @realDonaldTrump
As a Jew, as an American, as a human, words cannot express my disgust and disappointment. This is not my President.
Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist… https://t.co/7LxWB0FaWi
Let's get real. https://t.co/vM8gJ8lWrc
Good time to re-up https://t.co/RZ24UhKtDw
Mr. President,you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame.They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain 5/6
Our full statement on @POTUS' racist and Antisemitic fright-show news conference just now: https://t.co/EDvKwS2TeJ
President @realDonaldTrump once again denounced hate today. The GOP stands behind his message of love and inclusiveness!
Trump:"George Washington was a slave owner…so will George Washington now lose his status…how about Thomas Jefferson" #Charlottesville
Blaming "both sides" for #Charlottesville?! No. Back to relativism when dealing with KKK, Nazi sympathizers, white supremacists? Just no.
Mr. President, there is only one side: AGAINST white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites & the KKK. They have no place in America or GOP.
The president just erased yesterday's speech and is now back to Saturday's position on Charlottesville. Unbelievable.
"Very fine people" do not participate in rallies with groups chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans and displaying vile symbols of hate.
So, there you have it. Trump defends the Confederacy.
This press conference is a train wreck. Trump is defending the alt-right & Confederate statues. Doubles down & blames "both sides" #Shame
Trump: "What about the alt-left? The alt-left" was responsible for some of the violence in Charlottesville. "Nobody wants to say that."
Trump: Raising wages will help improve race relations. #trump
Takeaways from Trump's comments now: 1. There is blame on both sides 2. He hasn't called the victim's family 3. He owns a very large winery
Trump:"[People protesting white supremacists] came without a permit and attacked that group [white supremacists]. Bad people on both sides."
"We should never hesitate to call out hate. Whenever and wherever we see it." -OGH https://t.co/Zy2YaJwFlV… https://t.co/yncx1VPbER
George Washington is to Robert E. Lee as Barack Obama is to Donald J. Trump
Trump's crime today was not lying enough.
Trump dropped that "George Washington had slaves" reveal like he really had some good tea congrats on passing third grade

This came just hours after the president held a press conference in Trump Tower defending white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville and saying there were two sides to blame. The entire nation, including Republicans, took to social media to criticize Trump’s controversial remarks.

Senate Majority Leady Mitch McConnell released a statement Wednesday morning, condemning hate groups. "We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms."

"Mr. President, you can't allow #WhiteSupremacists to share only part of blame. They support idea which cost nation & world so much pain," Sen. Marco Rubio said in a Twitter thread on Wednesday evening. 

Sen. Jerry Moran tweeted, "White supremacy, bigotry & racism have absolutely no place in our society & no one - especially POTUS - should ever tolerate it."

"Mr. President, I encourage you to try to bring us together as a nation after this horrific event in Charlottesville," Sen. Lindsey Graham said in a statement. "Your words are dividing Americans, not healing them."

Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush released a joint statement on Wednesday, condemning racism. "America must always reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred of all forms."

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