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White nationalist violence in Charlottesville. President Trump blames “both sides.” CEOs defect. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
A stunned and struggling nation over Charlottesville this week. White supremacists in the streets. Armed, emboldened. Killing one and injuring many. And the president drawing moral equivalency with those protesting against them. The fallout still raining down. Confederate statues coming down. Moral authority, under question at the very top. And then, Barcelona. Many dead and wounded. Steve Bannon speaks. North Korea maneuvering. This hour On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines. -- Tom Ashbrook
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The Guardian: Barcelona and Cambrils attacks: 17 in critical condition as fourth arrest made — "The death toll of the attacks in Spain has risen to 14 people; two of whom have been named: Bruno Gulotta, a father of two, and 44-year-old Elke Vanbockrijck from the Belgian town of Tongeren. Spanish police are searching for Moussa Oukabir, who they believe was driving the van in the Barcelona attack. He is the younger brother of Driss Oukabir – one of three people arrested by police thus far."
New York Times: Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’ — "Under fire for defending racist activist groups, President Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that he was 'sad' to see United States’ history torn apart by the removal of 'our beautiful statues and monuments,' echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments."
CBS News: Trump says that he's disbanding manufacturing council — "President Trump said Wednesday afternoon that he was disbanding his manufacturing council after a number of its members resigned in the wake of the president's handling of the terror attack and violence in Charlottesville last weekend. Mr. Trump made the announcement on Twitter and said that he was also disbanding the Strategy and Policy Forum, another business advisory group. A statement from the Forum said that decision to disband it was made jointly by the group and the president."
This program aired on August 18, 2017.
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