Trump Condemns White Supremacists, Texas Bullet Train Operators Chosen: Your Monday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Trump brands KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists ‘repulsive and evil’ in new remarks on CharlottesvilleBattered from all sides for his muted response to deadly violence Saturday at a white supremacist rally, President Trump sought Monday to tamp down the criticism by making clear that he condemns only one side: the neo-Nazis and Klansmen, rather than the protesters who gathered to oppose them."Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said at the White House, delivering a written statement before a live TV audience and a small group of reporters, whose questions he ignored when he'd finished.The remarks were two days overdue in the view of civil rights leaders and political leaders from across the spectrum, who found it confounding that the president withheld such direct condemnation in the immediate aftermath of the unrest in Charlottesville, Va.Withdrawing support: Merck CEO quits Trump’s manufacturing council as a "matter of personal conscience."Commentary: Trump has cultivated the white supremacist alt-right for years.Commentary: Christians’ souls should be sickened by the events in Charlottesville.  Continue reading...

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