On the narrow question of who was responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, a prosecutor might note that punches were thrown by white supremacists and left-wing activists, neo-Nazis and members of the Antifa resistance.
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that 45 percent of Americans say they "strongly disapprove" of the president, more than double the 22 percent who say they "strongly approve" of the job he has done so far.
With the United States still reeling from the recent violent events in Charlottesville, Virginina, a new poll has shown that nearly one out of 10 Americans support neo-Nazi ideology. The hard Left - which does include some violent and bigoted elements - does not purport to speak on the president's behalf and does not claim to be trying to "fulfill the promises of Donald Trump". We are determined to take our country back.
Not all memorials and monuments have to be about the positive side of history, she said. I personally am offended by these hateful people not only because I am Jewish but because I served in the U.S. Army in 1945 occupying former Nazi Germany.
Some, like student Michael Miller, went as far as to say Trump's response to the events displayed an inability to lead. "When one part of America hurts, we all hurt. You don't have to agree with it".
"No, define it for me, come on", Trump insisted.
Behind closed doors, the language is quite different.
In Charlottesville, after a statue of Civil War General Robert E. Lee was set to be taken down in this small college town, protesters took to the street to voice their displeasure. Another 39% said they have no opinion.
Trombetti said the issue of whether to remove Confederate statutes should be put to a vote locally. In a subsequent statement, he was even more explicit: "We must be clear White supremacy is repulsive".
Trump alienated fellow Republicans, corporate leaders and US allies with his comments about the violence that broke out at a white nationalist protest against the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville. Or his need to yet again relive his bad response to the deadly Charlottesville protest. "These are people who want to destroy everything that America is about". "Once somebody shuts them [the protesters] up, it's never going to stop". Sixty-two percent of Republicans said they approve of Trump's response, while 28% of independents and only 6% of Democrats said they approve.
Although these horrid acts of violence and lack of leadership are plaguing the country, we see a glimmer of hope from the Republican party.
A new poll indicates that almost one in ten Americans believe that neo-Nazi and white supremacist ideology is "acceptable". They were seeking moral clarity-and they didn't get it from the White House.
I personally would like to see Donald Trump resign as president. But he added: "You also had people that were very fine people, on both sides". He didn't, instead saying it was an egregious display "of hatred, bigotry and violence that's on many sides".
Pointing to regulations on free speech like rally permits, Ford said "the government has no qualms about taking our rights away".
The poll also assessed whether Trump's Charlottesville response impacted his approval rating. Remember, according to SurveyMonkey, nine percent of all Americans and 17 percent of Republicans believe the liberal counter-protesters bear most of the blame for the violence.
Knowles, 33, said he thinks "Democrats are paying" for people to "go against Trump".