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Trump / Republican Response / Charlottesville, Virginia / A Discussion #1114934

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What CNN's Carl Bernstein said last night about President Trump after what he said about the tragedy in the Charlottesville, Virginia, march introduced. [BERNSTEIN - offer views on the development of a consensus in the military, the intelligence community & among Republicans that the president is unfit to be president: his emotional & mental stability.] [Today, Senator Bob CORKER - says the president has not demonstrated competence to be successful.] Trump's tweet critical of Senator Lindsey Graham's comments on him quoted. [TRUMP says those on the left came in a violent attack against the other group--that there is blame on both sides; states there were fine people on both sides.] [From Charlottesville, last night, "Vice News Tonight"'s Ellie REEVE†- offers views on how well organized the marchers were.] [Senator Tim SCOTT†- says we need clarity & moral authority form the president.] Trump's tweets today about the removal of statues & monuments & about Gen. John Pershing & terrorism quoted. [Feb. 2016, TRUMP - outlines what Pershing did with 50 problem for 25 years.] The fact that the Pershing story in the Philippines did not happen noted. CNN poll figures on the view of Trump's response to the Charlottesville tragedy outlined on screen.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Nia-Malika Henderson & David Chalian about Trump. [CHALIAN, GERGEN, HENDERSON - offer views on the significance of Corker's criticism of Trump, how many Republicans have dodged taking a position, the issue of the president's mental stability & impulsivity, what the Republicans' criticism might mean for Trump's legislative agenda down the line, his belief about the need to put down terrorists as Pershing did with Moslems: a strong-handed response to terrorism, his nostalgia for the way things used to be: to restore the old order.]

Cooper, Anderson

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