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Apple's Tim Cook: I disagree with Trump on Charlottesville

The CEOs who quit Trump’s business councils Apple CEO Tim Cook says President Trump’s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville contradicts American values. In an email to Apple(AAPL, Tech30) employees on Wednesday night, Cook called for an “unequivocal” denouncement of hate and bigotry, rejecting Trump’s widely criticized remarks on Charlottesville. “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,” Cook wrote. “Equating the ...

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Man misidentified as Charlottesville driver had to flee home; plans to sue far-right sites

In the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville terror attack, the far-right website GotNews posted what seemed like a huge scoop. The website said it could “exclusively reveal” that the person who had run over a group of demonstrators in a Dodge Charger was not a white nationalist, but instead a critic of President Donald Trump. The Michigan man GotNews had identified was in fact not the driver. He was not even in Virginia at the time. But within hours he and his family had been forced to flee their home ...

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Bush presidents wade into Trump furore over Charlottesville

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Presidents George HW Bush and George W Bush have called on the US to “reject racial bigotry, anti-Semitism and hatred in all forms”. They are the latest Republican figures to weigh in on the backlash to Donald Trump’s latest remarks blaming “both sides” for violent clashes in Virginia. It culminated with a woman’s death and nearly 20 wounded when a car ploughed into a crowd at the far-right rally. Republicans were outraged when Mr Trump appeared to defend the organisers. “As we ...

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CEOs outraged after Charlottesville, but only Merck quits Trump council

Trump criticizes black CEO by name before mentioning white supremacists President Trump’s initial failure to condemn white supremacy on Saturday was too much for Kenneth Frazier. Early Monday morning, the head of the pharma giant Merck — and one of America’s most prominent black CEOs — abruptly quit Trump’s manufacturing council. Frazier’s message was clear: “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy.” Trump quickly responded by bashing Frazier. He tweeted that the Merck CEO “will have more time to LOWER ...

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Trump condemns 'evil racism' in Charlottesville

Media playback is unsupported on your device US President Donald Trump has spoken out against racist violence after the killing of a protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs,” he told reporters. He said the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and white supremacists were “repugnant” to everything Americans held dear. Heather Heyer, 32, died and 19 others were hurt when a car rammed into people protesting against a far-right march. Media playback is unsupported on your device ...

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Charlottesville: Who is suspect James Alex Fields Jr?

A picture has been emerging of the main suspect in the killing of a woman near a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. James Alex Fields Jnr, who is 20 years old and originally from Kentucky, was arrested and charged after a car was deliberately driven into a crowd of anti-fascism protesters. His mother told local media that he did not openly express extreme views. But evidence is emerging of a “very misguided and disillusioned” young man. Mr Fields’ former teacher characterised him as such to the Cinnicinati ...

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Merck CEO quits Trump council over Charlottesville

Trump addresses Charlottesville clashes (full) One of America’s most prominent black CEOs quit President Trump’s manufacturing council on Monday over Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacists. Kenneth Frazier of Merck said in a statement: “America’s leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of hatred, bigotry and group supremacy.” Within minutes, Trump attacked him on Twitter, saying Frazier’s resignation will give him “more time to LOWER RIPOFF DRUG PRICES!” Frazier did not mention the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in his statement, but he did say that “as a ...

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Charlottesville: White House defends Trump response

Media playback is unsupported on your device The White House has defended President Donald Trump’s reaction to deadly violence over a white supremacist rally in Virginia, amid criticism he did not explicitly condemn far-right groups. But a spokesman said his condemnation included white supremacists. A woman was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd protesting against the rally in Charlottesville. Separately, a rally organiser was chased away by protesters as he tried to give a press conference on Sunday. Jason Kessler, who organised the controversial “Unite the ...

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A reckoning in Charlottesville

In the middle of Emancipation Park in Charlottesville on Saturday, two young women, one white and one black, took each other’s hands and held them tightly, and with their other hands they gripped the steel barrier in front of them. A few feet away, a young white man with a buzzed haircut and sunglasses leaned towards them over a facing barrier. “You’ll be on the first f*****g boat home,” he screamed at the black woman, before turning to the white woman. “And as for you, you’re going straight to hell,” ...

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