ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
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(Bridgewater, New Jersey: Cecilia Vega) The mounting fire against President Trump in the wake of his comments after the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend examined; scenes shown of a Confederate monument coming down in Durham, North Carolina & statues being removed in Baltimore at night. [TRUMP - says there were very fine people there on both sides; wonders about statues of Washington & Jefferson coming down next: where does it stop.] Trump tweets about the downing of Confederate statues quoted. [In 2013, voice of TRUMP - lists great generals, including Robert E. Lee.] Senator Mitch McConnell mentioned. [Senator Bob CORKER - says Trump does not understand the character of the nation: he needs to take stock on his role in the nation.] [Senator Tim SCOTT - wants moral authority from the president.] The shutdown of the president's advisory council on infrastructure following the shutdown of other business panels discussed.
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