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Charlottesville, Virginia / Rally Violence / Trump Remarks / A Discussion #1114761

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What President Trump revealed today in his remarks about race & the alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, introduced. [Today, in response to questions, TRUMP - asks what about guilt for the alt-left, who also had clubs, it was a horrible day, with violent groups on both sides, that not all there were white supremacists/nationalists with some opposing the taking down of the Robert E. Lee statue, how there were troublemakers on the left, there are two sides to a story during a horrible moment.] A minute-&-a-half of the Friday night torch-carrying rally with anti-Jewish remarks with others chanting "black lives matter" shown. [Continuing, TRUMP - defends his Saturday statement, but he wants to know the facts; restates many were there to protest the taking down of the Lee statue.] How Trump lies so frequently noted. [Later, TRUMP - points out he owns a house in Charlottesville where he owns a large winery.] The reaction to Trump's words from Speaker of the House Paul Ryan & white supremacist David Duke quoted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; New York: Jim Acosta) How this was a press conference from Hell with brief remarks expected until he responded to press questions & blamed both sides with Steve Bannon plugged into the alt-right & Trump does not want to irritate his base, how his statements yesterday were forced & how the Republican Party is losing patience discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Van Jones, David Axelrod & David Gergen about Trump's remarks. [GERGEN, AXELROD, JONES - offer views on Trump's "shocking" performance with what he said about neo-Nazis, his "massive insecurities" making him dangerous to the country, how this is who Donald Trump is, not what he said yesterday, how he gave aid & comfort to white nationalists: the alt-right is his base, how a president should be pulling us together, but Trump is cheering for one side: the father of a Jewish daughter.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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