Trump Refuses To Let Go, Slams Graham's "Disgusting Lie" About Charlottesville Comments

Following yesterday's advisory councils debacle, Trump woke up on Thursday and seemingly unable to "let it go", immediately went after South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham over his latest criticism of Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville.

In a burst of tweets, confirming yet again that Gen Kelly remains powerless to contain Trump's tweeting habit, Trump said “publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!"

Trump's anger was provoked by Graham statement on Wednesday that Trump's reaction to the violence was dividing the country, saying he made a “moral equivalency” between white supremacists who attended the weekend rally and Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who was killed after being hit by a car allegedly driven by a man with far-right views.

"I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency," Graham said. "Many Republicans ... will fight back against the idea that the Party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world."

While Trump's latest outburst against Graham was expected, the question is whether the president will also go after the CEO of the world's most valuable company next the same way he lashed out at Jeff Bezos and Amazon yesterday, following Tim Cook's comments overnight, where in an email to employees the Apple CEO said that “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,” according to Axios.

Cook also said that “hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path” and added that “we must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal."

Finally, Cook said that Apple will donate $1 million each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League and match two-for-one employees donations to these and other human rights group from now to Sept. 30.

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HenryKissinger… (not verified) cossack55 Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:21 Permalink

following Tim Cook's comments overnight, where in an email to employees the Apple CEO said that “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,” according to Axios.Cook also said that “hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path” and added that “we must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it. This is not about the left or the right, conservative or liberal."Finally, Cook said that Apple will donate $1 million each to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation LeaguIs this the same apple that uses suicide nets in their chinese labor camps?

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SoDamnMad TahoeBilly2012 Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:58 Permalink

Why do people think that many of the great southern military leaders were fighting for slavery.  They were fighting to defend their lands from northern federalists who demanded more government control. Kind of like now when Obama could write a decree declaring millions of acres of federal managed (BLM) land to become national parks thus taking away any control from the respective states.  That would make me want to succeed from the Union.

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Billy the Poet SoDamnMad Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:18 Permalink

The words of Abraham Lincoln prove your point. He went to war over tax revenue.Abraham Lincoln First Inaugural AddressMonday, March 4, 1861There needs to be no bloodshed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere. http://www.bartleby.com/124/pres31.html

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MEFOBILLS Billy the Poet Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:52 Permalink

He went to war over tax revenue. The Industrial north wanted the cotton and raw materials of the south.  The south was instead pulling away from the North as it was buying manufactured goods from Britain.  In effect, the British colonial system was rearing its head in the South.  The South would buy black slaves presented to them by mostly Jewish capitalists and ship owners.  Jews were operating out of London and Newport at this time. New slaves were labor which then helped with cultivation of cotton.  Said cotton would then go to Britain to be made into clothing.  Britain (England) would then take the manufacturing profits, and also the shipping profits, as it moved these new goods throughout their system.The Industrial North was installing Tariffs and Fees to then prevent this new colonial system from forming. White slaves were tried previously, to then till the land, but they would die off, especially in hot and humid southern conditons.  The red man was tried as a slave, but he refused.  The negro had natural resistance to malaria, and could stand the hot humid environment. It takes two to Tango.  The south was "put upon" by the North.  It was not a Civil war, it was a war of northern agression and southern secession.  The North was rightly worried about the Southern and Western lands being filled with black african slaves, and a southern aristocracy Oligarchy being formed as a result.edit additon:  The war could have been avoided by sinking British merchant ships, and Jewish slave ships.

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OverTheHedge SoDamnMad Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:47 Permalink

Why do so many Americans think the north was fighting to abolish slavery? Propaganda, that's why. History was, once again, written by the victors, and I would guess that, because of the 1st Grade arguments and knowledge put forward, most Americans learn about the civil war in the 1st or second grade - I have no idea, so correct me if I'm wrong., but the black.and white (pardon the pun) issues are portrayed in such basic terms that it can only be from very early education that this stuff is learned.

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MEFOBILLS rosiescenario Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:25 Permalink

 it was about state rights versus the Feds. Economics comes before politics which comes before war.  Ambassadors are merely advance guard political warriors.The state rights of the south didn't matter.   The Federal Structure of the former U.S. (the system of the founders) was converted into a vertical pyramid in North to fight the war, and this vertical structure remained afterwards.  In other words, the U.S. was no longer Federal after the war, and for sure it was gone by 1912.The South also converted into a vertical structure to fight the war.  Richard Bensel in his book, "Yankee Leviathan"   The Origins of Central State Authority in America 1859-1877 is the definitive work on how the economies morphed.Here is more on the "civil war and slavery" by PCR.  http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/15/america-propaganda-vanquishe… you have been indoctrinated by Publik skoooools, and the Jew tube, then go look in the mirror and tell yourself, "I'm an ignoramus, and everything I know is wrong."and "I have been hypnotized and lied to from birth."You have to re-educate  yourself using primary source material, which means rejecting much of the hypnotic shibboleths of everyday American life.  PCR mentions Beard's book for an economic view.

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Demologos MEFOBILLS Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:01 Permalink

No one here has gotten the cause of the Civil War correct. All of the causes mentioned, state's rights etc., were used by the British to splinter the Union and make the divided states an easy meal for the European oligarchs. After losing the War of 1812, the British elites learned that an overt attempt to destroy the United States could not succeed. At that point, they started a covert operation to divide and conquer the Union. They used the abolitionists, Scottish Rite masons, left over Tory networks, the news media and magazines like Blackwoods (to which Albert Pike was a contributor), and the bankers to run a subversion campaign.

An agent of British Intellgence and traitor to the United States, James Dunwoody Bulloch, was present when the cannons were fired at Fort Sumter and funded the Confederate side in the war. Later he funded the assasination of Lincoln. Lincoln was going to seize Canada from the British as revenge for their support of the Confederacy.

http://www.wow.com/wiki/James_Dunwoody_Bulloch

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Katos jcaz Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:40 Permalink

I FIND IT HUMEROUS, that these DOUCHEBAGS, GRAHAM, and INSANE MCCAIN, who TRUMP trounced, (leaving Graham at the losers table during the primaries) and MCCAIN, GETTING BITCH SLAPPED BY TRUMP, saying " I like WAR hero's who didn't get caught "! Are NOW working overtime to discredit TRUMP because their POOR little feelings got hurt? We need some adults in WASHINGTON! All these little bitches ARE acting like junior high school BULLIES AND babies.  Both of these IMBICILES SHOULD stick something in their mouths and shut THE FUCK up!

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Stinkytofu (not verified) Twox2 Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:50 Permalink

no, you still don't appear to get it. EVERYONE attending the legal protest is labeled white supremesits,and far-right, and alt-right, and extreme white wing.NOT just the 5% (pulled outa my ass) actual kkk'ers.   

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Icewater Enema HenryKissinger… (not verified) Thu, 08/17/2017 - 08:13 Permalink

Sleazy Cook is very clever. Trump is not make moral equivalence between Nazis and "and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,." Cook is making moral equivalence between "those who stand up for human rights" and a bunch of trouble makers paid to start fights. Not sure the majority of people in this country understand that.

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Czar of Defene… (not verified) HenryKissinger… (not verified) Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:40 Permalink

.."Is this the same apple that uses suicide nets in their chinese labor camps?" Yes, but Leftists look at it like they do Al Gore's CARBON CREDITS......to "offset" all the energy guzzling mansions he owns. In this case, the more Chinese Tim Cook kills,the more *righteous* he feelsin supporting violent, racist groups like SPLC.

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Paul Kersey cossack55 Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:30 Permalink

If Trump resigns over his backing of the alt-right, will the special prosecutor cease and desist from going through his financial history? Don't forget that Mueller was Obama's FBI chief, and has at least 12 years of Trump's tax returns. It would be surprising if Obama hasn't been planning his revenge on Trump for Trump's birther campaign against him. What could possibly please Obama more than the public destruction of Donald Trump?

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Paul Kersey DownWithYogaPants Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:00 Permalink

Trump's got Jamie Dimon, Jeff Bezos and now the Walton family distancing themselves, and, in some cases, outright attacking him. When the international corporatists want someone destroyed, that someone will be destroyed. The only question now is whether he will resign before he is outright destroyed. Trump did more than just tug on Superman's cape, he tried to rip it off.

I'll go out on a limb here and predict that, within the next two months, a major Trump cabinet member will resign. After that, the rats will start leaving the sinking ship. Many more shoes are going to drop, and Trump will spend most of his time and money trying to ward off his ever growing numbers of attackers. Repeal of Obamacare, tax reform, the wall, infrastructure, etc; forget about them, because they ain't happening under Trump. The sharks smell blood, and Trump is a dog paddling in the shark tank.

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11b40 Paul Kersey Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:24 Permalink

This is why Trump must go on a full throttle attack.He has to go on TV to communicate with the people, and expose those working to bring down his Presidency by name.  He needs to get the Justice Department busy investigating sedition and collusion between his enemies  Shine a light on the corruption in DOJ, and he has the perfect thing to use - the FBI just got caught red-handed lying to the public about the Lowretta meeting on the tarmac with Bill Clinton.  Lying about this = undermining the election process and covering up crimes.  Those within the FBI who were involved in this cover up need to be prosecuted for all to see.Then, go after the Awan brothers scandal in Congress.  Call out every one of those in Congress who have been potentially blackmailed and who may have allowed America's most secret information to be compromised.  This is nothing less than treason, and trump should identify it.He needs to tell the American people that the media has become consolidated into a few hands, and this is dangerous for our Republic.  Therefore, he will be pushing congress to break up the media giants.There is plenty more, too, but the point is to stop playing defense and start playing offense.  He needs to make them shit themselves every morning with his tweets, and establish a weekly TV briefing for the public, like Roosevelt's famous Fireside Chats during the Depression.  The more he speaks directly to the people, the stronger he will become and the weaker his opposition will be as they are exposed for what they are.  Turn over the rocks and let the sunshine in.

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Paul Kersey Offthebeach Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:29 Permalink

"A major cabinet member". Like who?

Trump's ultra-goldmanite Chief Financial Advisor, Gary Cohn. It will be hard for Cohn to leave, before he's stolen every last dime from wage earning Americans, but, none the less, the former Goldman Sachs President is on his way out. He probably took offense to Trump going soft on those torchlight marchers who chanted, "Jews will not replace us" and "blood and soil". Cohn will be the first, but he will not be the last.

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EddieLomax DownWithYogaPants Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:35 Permalink

Trump winning the second term will be the only thing that ends the narrative that Trump has no popular support, but by then the narrative will be around some plastic politician an Obama/Macron look-a-like who gets back on track with the program of socialism for the masses and riches for the few.  If that happens then China and other places will be the US's equal at least, I doubt they will be much better because they have at their heart the same idea that government creates wealth and attach an ever growing class of bureaucrats onto the backs of all people who create prosperity.

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Paul Kersey JRobby Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

"This is a war for our Republic."

This isn't "our Republic", this is THEIR vassal state, and we are their serfs. Wake up? I woke up when Johnson sent 50,000 young American males to their deaths in a false flag war. I woke up when Nixon and Treasury Secretary John B. Connally allowed America to default, took the country off the gold standard, and gave birth to the LBO money changers who have financialized away the American Dream.

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