Twitter War of Words between President Trump, US Senator Lindsey Graham

Baltimore and other cities have already removed or covered up Confederate statues.

"Oh boy, it's gonna's in Charlottesville", Trump continued. "The beauty that is being taken out of our cities, towns and parks will be greatly missed and never able to be comparably replaced!"

Graham responded on Thursday, telling Trump in a statement that "because of the manner in which you have handled the Charlottesville tragedy you are now receiving praise from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country ... please fix this".

The fallout from Trump's response also led to the disbanding of his CEO advisory panels on Wednesday as a growing number of chief executives from some of the nation's largest companies resigned in protest against the president's response. "History is watching us all".

A top Democratic-aligned group released a 30-second digital video ad and a almost 50-page report on the supposed links between white nationalists and President Donald Trump's administration. "He's toxic!" The president has already pledged to spend money to defeat the first-term senator.

Flake is facing a GOP primary challenge, including from former state Sen.

In a separate tweet, he called Flake "WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate".

World leaders also criticized Trump's response.

The announcement comes after Trump's comments on the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.

It was nearly lost among the barrage of Trump tweets when I woke up.

"But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me". Trump reversed course on Tuesday during a heated impromptu press conference, where he again blamed "both sides" for violence, condemned the "alt-left"-a term coined by Fox News host Sean Hannity-and said there are "very fine people" among both white supremacists and those who oppose them".

Trump then invoked Heyer's name to remind Graham, an opponent to Trump in the 2016 Republican primary race, that he won the senator's home state of SC. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican.

"No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry", Cohen said. Few top Republican officeholders defended the president in the midst of an escalating political crisis. Lindsey Graham a "publicity seeking" lawmaker.

Bridge Project, the non-profit research arm of Democratic-aligned super PAC American Bridge, released a report called "Uniting The Right: The Trump Administration And White Supremacy", which lays out instances in which members of Trump's administration took actions that made them, according to the group, "white supremacist sympathizers".

On Twitter (where else?) Trump poured salt in the nation's wounds by coming out firmly against the removal of public monuments to the Confederacy - the issue that brought white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan to Charlottesville and led to the death of Heather Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. "He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of SC will remember!" "The people of SC will remember!"

  • Jon Douglas