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President Trump Faces More Fallout on Racism in America and Charlottesville

President Trump Faces More Fallout on Racism in America and Charlottesville Read Transcript


President Trump is back in Washington.

But after his response to the violence in Charlottesville,

his support among lawmakers and the American people

is taking a hit.

In Boston this weekend, thousands

gathered to denounce racism and bigotry, something

many feel Trump hasn't done forcefully enough.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: If you look at both sides,

I think there's blame on both sides.

It's going to be very difficult for this President

to lead if, in fact, that moral authority remains compromised.

JENNA BROWDER (VOICEOVER): The only black Republican

in the Senate called on Trump to sit down with people

who have suffered from racism.

Without that personal connection to the painful past,

it will be hard for him to regain that moral authority

from my perspective.

We all have obligations as leaders

to not put salt in the wound, to bring a decency and a respect

to the table, to say, look, we're

going to call evil what it is.

JENNA BROWDER (VOICEOVER): House Democrats

are calling for Trump to be censored

or formally reprimanded.

And Democratic Senator Cory Booker is taking another step,

tweeting, "I will be introducing a bill

to remove Confederate statues from the US Capitol building."

Trump is getting conflicting advice from his team, this

according to his former chief strategist who

was ousted on Friday.

Steve Bannon told the Washington Post, quote, "No administration

in history has been so divided among itself

about the direction about where it should go."

This comes as a new poll shows Trump's popularity

going down in three states that helped propel him to victory.

In Michigan, only 36% of registered voters

say they approve of his performance.

In Pennsylvania, just 35% approve.

And in Wisconsin, that number has fallen to 34%.

It all happens right here.

JENNA BROWDER (VOICEOVER): Those close to Trump

are coming to his defense and vouching for his character.

On Friday, we sat down with Lara Trump, his daughter-in-law,

for CBN's "Faith Nation."

My father-in-law has been very clear that there is no room

in this country for racism, for bigotry, for hatred,

like we saw in Charlottesville.

If you talk to anyone who has known

Donald Trump for a long time, they will tell you,

he doesn't have a racist bone in his body.

So what can Trump do to bring healing

to this racial division?

Will the firing of Bannon help?

And what does this all ultimately

mean for getting things done.

Lawmakers and the American people are waiting to see.

In Washington, Jenna Browder, CBN News.

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