“We are deeply troubled by the moral equivalency and equivocation President Trump has offered in his response to this act of violence,” rabbis wrote.
“There is one former presidential candidate standing with [Trump] today. The bad news is, it’s David Duke.”
Bannon has unapologetically supported Trump’s instinct to apportion blame to “both sides.”
The RCA had been criticized for condemning “violence and bigotry” in Charlottesville but not President Trump’s equivocating response to it.
Trump rushed to disband his business councils after word got out that they were organizing conference calls and discussing resignations.
“Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa.”
“Americans deserve to know that white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis are not in a position to influence U.S. policy.”
“Obama said things that weren’t true and got away with it more for a variety of reasons, and one is the media was much more supportive of him.”
At least four CEOs have resigned from bodies advising Trump, but the CEO of one of Wall Street’s biggest investment firms will continue chairing one.
Canadian outlet Rebel Media — whose other co-founder is Jewish — had made payments to the organizer of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally.