"Not surprisingly, African Americans and Latinos do not feel the president has their back, but, of note, many white Americans are not in the president's corner either".
Also Friday, the mother of a woman who was killed while protesting the rally said that she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death.
While numerous elected Republicans have criticized Trump for his response to the Charlottesville violence over the weekend, Graham issued a particularly harsh condemnation on Wednesday.
Pressured by advisers, the president had softened his words on the dispute Monday but returned to his combative stance Tuesday - insisting during an unexpected and contentious news conference at Trump Tower that "both sides" were to blame.
Donald Trump is equivocating, suggesting that there is some kind of moral equivalence between racists and those who oppose racists.
Hundreds of anti-Trump protesters and a small number of demonstrators backing the U.S. president faced off in NY.
"You can't wash this one away by shaking my hand and saying 'I'm sorry.' I'm not forgiving for that", she said. A 32-year-old woman, Heather Heyer, was killed when a man described as a white nationalist crashed his auto into the counter-protesters.
He dissolved two business councils Wednesday after the CEO members began quitting, damaging his central campaign promise to be a business-savvy chief executive in the Oval Office. "So foolish!" The clashes in the college town that is home to University of Virginia climaxed when a vehicle rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters. Lindsey Graham, the Republican from SC who slammed Trump for expressing a "moral equivalency" between the white supremacists and those who took to the streets to counter their racist, anti-Semitic rally.
Jeff Flake Thursday morning, tweeting that the Arizona Republican is "toxic" and a "non-factor" in the Senate. Besides the push to censure Trump and remove monuments, they are planning voter organization drives across the United States.
Senior US military officers usually stay clear of politics, but two more of the US military's top officers weighed in on Wednesday, without mentioning Trump.
Tax reform's hard road: Politico writes veteran lobbyists are predicting a hard road for tax reform, even as President Trump is pushing to sign a bill in the fall. "What a country needs from a leader is moral clarity: 'We stand for this". I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.
The clashes flared in Charlottesville when a white supremacist rally called to protest the planned removal from a park of a statue of Confederate army commander General Robert E Lee was met with anti-racism counter-protesters. Some wore helmets. Counter-protesters came equipped with sticks, helmets and shields. Trump's doubling down in an explosive news conference Tuesday, when he said that blame was shared on "both sides" for the violence, only served to make his broader appeals to American values and reconciling remarks fade further.
The resignation speculation around Gary Cohn, head of the National Economic Council and a Jew, had grown so intense by Thursday that the White House released a statement saying reports that Cohn was stepping down were "100 percent false".
Trump upset Democrat Hillary Clinton on the strength of his support from white voters, particularly working-class whites who possessed a combination of economic frustration and racial resentments salved by Trump's promises of immigration controls, law-and-order and a booming economy.
Many in the White House said they still held on to the hope, however slim, that the White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, could impose order on the disarray even as Trump hopscotches from one self-destructive episode to the next.