Trump Tweets Combative Remarks To 2 Republican Senators, Decries Removal Of Confederate Statues

Facing approval ratings that are near all time lows following his muddled response to the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday along with experiencing a wave of new resignations from corporate executives on 2 White House Business Councils, President Trump managed to make himself less endearing on Twitter on Thursday by tweeting offensive comments to 2 Republican senators and injected some new criticism towards the political effort to remove Confederate statues.

According to the latest Real Clear Politics average of presidential job approval ratings based on a tally of major polls taken from 8/3- 8/16, President Trump is hovering near rock bottom and has just a 38.6 percent job approval rating, slightly better than his all-time low of 37.4 percent on August 13th.

During a critical period of time when he needs to be building bridges within the Republican Party and work to advance his stalled domestic agenda, President Trump went in the opposite direction on Thursday and became unhinged after he launched fresh Twitter attacks on South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Arizona Republican Senator Jeff Flake.

President Trump tweeted on Thursday, “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!

Concerning the reelection of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, President Trump made it clear he’s not supporting Senator Jeff Flake who was called a “flake”, weak on borders, a non-factor in the Senate, and “toxic” in a new biting tweet.

“Great to see that Dr. Kelli Ward is running against Flake Jeff Flake, who is WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He’s toxic!” Trump tweeted.

On August 15th Senator Flake tweeted some criticism about the way President Trump handled the situation in Charlottesville.

Senator Flake tweeted, “We can’t claim to be the party of Lincoln if we equivocate in condemning white supremacy.”

President Trump also took a controversial position on Twitter by tweeting a sympathetic tweet to the Charlottesville protestors for their protest of a political movement to remove a statue of General Robert Lee who led the Confederate Army during the Civil War in support of slavery.

President Trump decried the removal of statues of Confederate leaders as the protestors did in Charlottesville last Saturday.

He referred to the Confederate statues in his tweet as “beauty that is being taken out of our towns and parks.”

President Trump tweeted, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments. You……..can’t change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson – who’s next, Washington, Jefferson?”

“So foolish! Also……the beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!”

For many Americans, particularly African-Americans, the statues of Confederate leaders in public areas are offensive since they glorify oppressive leaders who fought in the Civil War to impose slavery on American society and symbolize disharmony, inequality, and injustice.

President Trump is playing to his political base by siding with the protestors in the Charlottesville standoff who are equally unhappy about the removal of the Confederate statues.

Many of the protestors that marched on Saturday were white separatists and neo-Nazis, radicalized groups of Americans that moderate establishment Republicans loathe and distance themselves from during political events.

Art of the Deal Ghostwriter Slams Trump, Predicts He Won’t Last

Tony Schwartz, the ghostwriter of President Trump’s “Art of the Deal” said during a new interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the level of President Trump’s self-destructiveness is “staggering.”

Schwartz likened President Trump’s situation to a snowball coming down the mountain, gathering momentum and admitted that it reminds him of Watergate and the last days of Nixon.

“When the tide turns, it really turns. And that’s what happened here” Schwartz said.

“You look at the range of things that have happened here, most notably his response to the events in Virginia this last week and what he’s gone back and forth saying to Kim Jong-in about North Korea” Schwartz added.

Schwartz said that President Trump has put himself in an isolated no-win position while he’s also pushed away all of the potential allies such as CEO’s and a good percentage of Congress, including members of his own Republican Party.

Earlier on Thursday, Schwartz tweeted, “Almost all of Trump’s limited attention is focused on beating down his critics. No time for governing which doesn’t interest him anyway.”

Schwartz also predicted that President Trump will resign soon in a Wednesday tweet.

“Trump’s presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner.”

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