Trump again blames both sides for Va. violence

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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“You had a group on the other side that came charging in without a permit and they were very, very violent,” President Trump said of the counterprotesters.

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Reaction was swift to President Trump’s newest remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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“Neo-Nazis, Klansmen and white supremacists came to Charlottesville heavily armed, spewing hatred and looking for a fight,” Terry McAuliffe said.

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The coded language of the white supremacist playbook has been displayed in abundance since Charlottesville.

Evan Horowitz | Quick study

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Charlottesville has become a pivotal moment because a US president hesitated to denounce white extremism.

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‘‘They’re not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country,’’ President Trump said at an impromptu news conference Tuesday at Trump Tower.

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Trump retweeted the image from a follower around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, but took down the retweet several minutes later.

GROUND GAME

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Firing Bannon wouldn’t fix the deeper political problems in the White House, since most of those issues were created by the president himself.

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Former Obama aide eyes political office in Mass.

A former ambassador and top Obama campaign aide with strong local roots is running for office. He’s just not sure which one yet.

Names

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The former president quoted Nelson Mandela after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va.

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N.H. neighbors say Corey Lewandowski threatened them in land dispute

A couple said President Trump’s ex-campaign manager harassed them and threatened to use his ‘‘political clout’’ to make their lives ‘‘a nightmare.’’

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Jimmy Kimmel: Let’s make Donald Trump the first king of America

“England has a queen. She lives in a palace. Everyone makes a big deal when she shows up. She has no power at all,“ Kimmel said on his show Tuesday night.

LeBron James calls Trump ‘the so-called president’

The Cavaliers star ripped President Trump while calling for unity in light of the Charlottesville tragedy.

Moore, Strange in GOP runoff in Alabama Senate race

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who was twice removed from his judicial duties, forced a primary runoff Tuesday against Trump-backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange.

Some corporate chiefs have had enough of Trump

CEO defections from a White House jobs council are another crack in relationships that normally would be strong for a GOP president.

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