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A day of shame: The 'many sides' of Donald Trump

A day of shame: The 'many sides' of Donald Trump

While with the Cavaliers, James donned an "I Can't Breathe" T-shirt in honor of Eric Garner.

The President's revisionism is of a piece with his move to revamp the federal Countering Violent Extremism Program to focus only on Islamic terrorism, excluding white supremacists, and his close counsel from Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and other White House advisers promoting a United States less inclusive than the one that thrives today. Not as wrought by organizers who included ex-Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who said the event served "to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump". (You can read my take on it here.) It's been a breaking story and will remain one until the situation gets handled. He played with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who has been an opponent of Trump's health-care reform plans.

Cory Gardner, a Republican senator from Colorado, tweeted: "Mr. President - we must call evil by its name".

The President condemned the ugliness - "On many sides", a phrase for the ages.

A prime example came when Trump played golf with Rory McIlroy ahead of his comeback to the PGA Tour. It wasn't until McIlroy spoke about the round to No Laying Up that the Trump Administration had to correct the record.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", Trump said at a press conference. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama.