Trump says Lindsey Graham 'lied' about Trump's Charlottesville comments. Did he?

Susan Bro Good Morning America

Local and state officials have renewed pushes to remove Confederate imagery from public property since the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia, during a white nationalist rally over the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue.

Shortly afterwards, Graham issued another written statement aimed at Trump's handling of the Charlottesville chaos.

"Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer", the statement continued. He said Trump "failed the presidential test of moral leadership".

Heightening the controversy that has swirled over Trump's insistence that "both sides" share the blame for the violent encounter in Charlottesville, a House Democrat is calling for impeachment.

"If we were to pull all our troops from Afghanistan it would be a disaster for our national security interests and set the stage for another 9/11 on American soil", the South Carolina Republican said in a statement.

Sherman filed the article one day after the president's eldest son Donald Trump Jr. acknowledged that he met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer during the campaign.

In a separate tweet, he called Flake "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

In the Charlottesville incident, his latest stumble, Trump seemingly equated neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and a cabal of other extreme right wing organizations with the counter-protesters demonstrating against white supremacists, the KKK and hate speech. He then specifically condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis, only to return to defending his original statement on Tuesday.

Heather Hyer was killed when a white nationalist drove his auto through a crowd of protesters.

The first-term senator has also recently released a book criticizing Trump and fellow Republicans for straying from what he called conservative values.

After initially claiming "many sides" were responsible for the violence on Saturday, Trump did eventually denounce hate groups and racism two days later.

"Such a disgusting lie", Trump said of Graham's remarks. "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!"

However, Graham quickly pivoted to confronting Trump on the support for him within the white supremacist community.

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