(SBN) – President Trump is slated for a prime time television address tonight to address a new strategy in Afghanistan, a move see largely as an attempt to try to pivot from continued criticism over his reaction to the Charlottesville riot which were sympathetic toward white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
Black Republican U.S. Senator Tim Scott reiterates his stance against Mr. Trump, telling CBS’ ‘Face the Nation’, “His comments on Tuesday that erased his positive comments on Monday started to compromise that moral authority that we need the president to have for this nation to be the beacon of light to all mankind.”
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Meantime, the NAACP issued a statement regarding the departure of chief strategist Steve Bannon, saying in part:
“The NAACP is glad to see Steve Bannon out of the White House,” said Derrick Johnson, interim president and CEO of the NAACP. “Ousting one key staffer, however, can’t erase the words used by President Trump this week in defense of domestic terrorists, neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
As for Bannon, he may have made an exit from the White House, but he has not done so quietly; Bannon told The Weekly Standard hours after his departure Friday:
“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
When pressed about what he meant, Bannon said specifically:
“I just think his ability to get anything done — particularly the bigger things, like the wall, the bigger, broader things that we fought for, it’s just going to be that much harder.“
Bannon went back to Brietbart News, the ‘alt-right’ media site that he headed before joining the Trump campaign last year.
In other remarks to the Weekly Standard, Bannon:
“I feel jacked up. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. It’s Bannon the Barbarian. I am definitely going to crush the opposition. I built a f****** machine at Breitbart. We’re about to rev that machine up.”
And, search and rescue continues off the shores of Singapore for 10 sailors missing after their Navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker; five other sailors were injured. In connection with the incident President Trump is being highly criticized for his reaction to the incident. A VOA reporter tweeted that when he asked Mr. Trump about the collision, the president responded: “That’s too bad.”
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 21, 2017
The president later tweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 21, 2017