A statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee sits in Emancipation Park, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. The deadly rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville, over the weekend is accelerating the removal of Confederate statues in cities across the nation.  (AP Photo/Julia Rendleman)

Trump: Removal of Confederate statues is sad

President Donald Trump denounced the removal of monuments to Confederate figures as "sad" and "so foolish," days after white supremacists and neo-Nazis took to Charlottesville, Virginia, to violently protest the planned removal of a statue of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

Military chiefs speak out, condemn racism

In a rare move, top commanders in the US military are speaking out in the wake of the deadly violence that erupted at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Blumenthal: Now is the time for us to unite

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called President Trump out for blaming the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the conflict, saying, "one side was to blame."

CNN anchor: We are morally leaderless

CNN's Don Lemon said we are morally leaderless after President Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on both sides of the conflict in a press conference.

Charlottesville Mayor: Glad Trump is joining us

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer says he is glad President Trump "chose to join the rest of the country" in condemning the weekend's violence, and hopes the White House's actions match their words going forward.
President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House on August 14, 2017.

Trump on hate groups: They've been condemned

President Donald Trump, facing mounting pressure from Republicans and Democrats alike, did what he declined to do over the weekend during an event at the White House when he directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis in a brief statement to reporters. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Panetta on Trump: This is not reality TV

Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reacts to the President's comments about the use of military force in Venezuela, saying, "The last thing we need is another flashpoint."

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