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Tim Cook disagrees with Trump on Charlottesville; Apple donating to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League: “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights,” Cook wrote. “Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.” Cook also said: “What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country. Hate is a cancer, and left unchecked it destroys everything in its path. Its scars last generations. History has taught us this time and time again, both in the United States and countries around the world.” Apple is donating $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, and plans to match Apple employees’ donations to human rights groups 2 to 1 until Sept 30. Apple has also disabled Apple Pay support for several websites selling items with Nazi symbols and white nationalist imagery.

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💩🔥💰 Trumpery 💩🔥💰

3 Deaths Linked To Charlottesville White Nationalist Rally 3 Deaths Linked To Charlottesville White Nationalist RallyFull text: #45’s comments on white supremacists, ‘alt-left’ in Charlottesville Stop calling them alt-right; they are Nazis. 💩🔥💰is dangerously stupid and out of touch with reality. He ‘Went Rogue’: President Trump’s Staff Stunned After Latest Charlottesville Remarks Once again, the chief executive chose his own words over the ones that had been prepared for him.

Donald Trump at Trump Tower on August 15
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How long before Kelly resigned from the Mad House?

Moar Resignations: All seventeen members of the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities have resigned after #45’s ignorant and offensive comments about the racial violence and tragedy in Charlottesville VA. You can see their resignation letter here. The letter notes “Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville,” the 16 wrote in a letter to Trump. “The false equivalencies you push cannot stand.” that all seventeen members signed. Note that the letter contains an acrostic: The first letters of each of the five paragraphs combine to spell “RESIST,” a tag uses to highlight protest against the Trump administration.

Their resignations follow resignations of several business leaders from the President’s American Manufacturing Council and the Strategy and Policy Forum.

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