A major protest against President Trump is expected to take place tonight outside of Trump Tower in New York.
In recent days, Trump has taken even more heat than usual in connection with the chaos that rocked Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. After the violence left one person dead and more injured, critics have connected this incident to the charged rhetoric and the race-fueled controversies which marked Trump’s rise to the presidency.
When Trump addressed the Charlottesville incident in a speech this weekend, he emphasized how hatred and violence exist “on many sides” in America’s current political environment. Trump’s comments received blowback from those who felt he was downplaying the racial implications of the clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters.
As the weekend continued, the White House faced even more questions about why Trump seems strangely hesitant to denounce his racist supporters (some of whom were present in Charlottesville). Trump gave a new speech today where he condemned white nationalists and neo-nazis as “evil” but he continues to take heat for waiting so long to call out these groups by name.
It is also possible that protesters will also address the various political challenges Trump’s administration is facing. These include Trump’s war of words with North Korea, the continued effort to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, and the ongoing investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference.
Watch above, via CNN.
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