Second CEO quits Donald Trump’s advisory council over Charlottesville

Kevin Plank of Under Armour says his company ‘engages in sports, not politics’ after facing pressure to step down after the president’s controversial response

A second prominent CEO has stepped down from Donald Trump’s business advisory council in the wake of the president’s controversial response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead and several injured.

Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, announced his decision to resign from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council in a statement late Monday. Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, was the first on Monday to step down from the council, which focuses on the economy and job creation, as Trump came under intense criticism for initially failing to condemn white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups following the Charlottesville attack.

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Second CEO quits Donald Trump’s advisory council over Charlottesville

Kevin Plank of Under Armour says his company ‘engages in sports, not politics’ after facing pressure to step down after the president’s controversial response

A second prominent CEO has stepped down from Donald Trump’s business advisory council in the wake of the president’s controversial response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that left one dead and several injured.

Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour, announced his decision to resign from Trump’s American Manufacturing Council in a statement late Monday. Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of pharmaceutical giant Merck, was the first to step down from the council, which focuses on the economy and job creation, as Trump came under intense criticism for initially failing to condemn white supremacists and neo Nazi groups following the Charlottesville attack.

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President’s first Trump Tower homecoming met with mass protest

More than a thousand demonstrators gathered ahead of Donald Tump’s first visit since inauguration, spurred on by the recent attack in Charlottesville

More than a thousand protesters gathered outside Trump Tower in New York City on Monday night, ahead of Donald Trump’s first visit to his home there since his inauguration.

Spurred on by events in Charlottesville over the weekend, when a woman was killed and 19 injured during a white supremacist rally, and angered by the president’s lackluster response to the tragedy, people lined the streets to the north and south of Trump’s home, chanting and waving signs.

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President’s first Trump Tower homecoming met with mass protest

More than a thousand demonstrators gathered ahead of Donald Tump’s first visit since inauguration, spurred on by the recent attack in Charlottesville

More than a thousand protesters gathered outside Trump Tower in New York City on Monday night, ahead of Donald Trump’s first visit to his home there since his inauguration.

Spurred on by events in Charlottesville over the weekend, when a woman was killed and 19 injured during a white supremacist rally, and angered by the president’s lackluster response to the tragedy, people lined the streets to the north and south of Trump’s home, chanting and waving signs.

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‘Out for blood’: man arrested in Oklahoma in connection with bank bombing plot

Federal officials say a 23-year-old man attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank

A 23-year-old man who was “out for blood” when he attempted to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma bank in a plot similar to the deadly 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building is expected to be formally charged on Monday, authorities said.

Federal officials said Jerry Drake Varnell of Sayre, Oklahoma, was arrested early on Saturday in connection with a plot to detonate a vehicle bomb in an alley adjacent to BancFirst in downtown Oklahoma City. Varnell was scheduled to appear in federal court later Monday on a charge of attempting to use explosives to destroy a building in interstate commerce. Court records do not indicate whether Varnell is represented by an attorney.

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Share your photos and stories of anti-fascist protests after Charlottesville

Are you participating in demonstrations following the events in Charlottesville? Share your pictures, videos and stories as we continue to cover this story

The white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend resulted in a timid response from Donald Trump, and outrage from citizens and politicians of all parties seeking to combat bigotry and racism.

Protests are being planned around the globe this week, notably Monday in New York City as Trump is due to return to his hometown. Are you participating in demonstrations related to the events in Charlottesville? Wherever you are in the world, we’d like you to share your pictures, videos and stories. We’ll use a selection of contributions in our coverage of this story.

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Donald Trump finally condemns racism in Charlottesville – video

US president speaks out against violence in Virginia city following widespread criticism over initial response to white nationalists, days after one person was killed and 30 injured in clashes

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Donald Trump finally condemns Charlottesville racism – video

US president speaks out against the violence in Charlottesville after widespread criticism over initial response to white nationalists, days after one person was killed and 30 were injured in clashes

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Q&A: What are Trump and the White House’s links to the far right?

We break down how the White House, Breitbart News, Steve Bannon and Trump’s cabinet are all connected to recent events in Charlottesville

Activists say so. A group of civil rights and faith leaders called on Donald Trump to directly disavow the white supremacists marching in Charlottesville on Saturday and fire White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka and senior adviser Stephen Miller, whom they say “have stoked hate and division”.

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James Fields, accused driver in Charlottesville attack, appears in court

Fields, 20, addresses packed Virginia courthouse by video link from county jail in first public appearance since since being charged

In a packed Virginia courthouse, a few hundred meters from the statue of the Confederate general Robert E Lee that led hundreds of neo-Nazis, armed militiamen and “alt-right” protesters to this small campus city over the weekend, James Alex Fields Jr made his first appearance in public since being charged with murder.

The 20-year-old is accused of mowing down a crowd of anti-fascist protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a local paralegal, and injuring 19 others after 48 hours of violence in Charlottesville that has again exposed America’s fractured race relations to the world.

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May urged to reconsider Trump’s state visit over Charlottesville response

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable says US president’s failure to directly condemn white supremacists should prompt rethink

Theresa May has been urged to reconsider her offer of a state visit for Donald Trump after his failure to directly condemn the white supremacist groups that targeted Charlottesville in Virginia at the weekend.

No date has been set for the US president’s visit amid concern in the White House about the possibility of protests, but he remains on the list of officially invited guests.

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May urged to reconsider Trump’s state visit over Charlottesville response

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable says US president’s failure to directly condemn white supremacists should prompt rethink

Theresa May has been urged to reconsider her offer of a state visit for Donald Trump after his failure to directly condemn the white supremacist groups that targeted Charlottesville in Virginia at the weekend.

No date has been set for the US president’s visit amid concern in the White House about the possibility of protests, but he remains on the list of officially invited guests.

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May urged to reconsider Trump’s state visit over Charlottesville response

Lib Dem leader Vince Cable says US president’s failure to directly condemn white supremacists should prompt rethink

Theresa May has been urged to reconsider her offer of a state visit for Donald Trump after his failure to directly condemn the white supremacist groups that targeted Charlottesville in Virginia at the weekend.

No date has been set for the US president’s visit amid concern in the White House about the possibility of protests, but he remains on the list of officially invited guests.

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‘We condemn the far right’: Britain and Germany respond to Charlottesville

Asked whether Donald Trump’s response had been robust enough, Theresa May’s spokesman said that his words were ‘a matter for him’

Britain and Germany have strongly condemned the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and at least 25 other people injured.

Asked whether the US president’s response had been robust enough, Theresa May’s spokesman said that Donald Trump’s words were “a matter for him”, but added: “We are very clear … We condemn racism, hatred and violence. We condemn the far right.”

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‘We condemn the far right’: Britain and Germany respond to Charlottesville

Asked whether Donald Trump’s response had been robust enough, Theresa May’s spokesman said that his words were ‘a matter for him’

Britain and Germany have strongly condemned the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and at least 25 other people injured.

Asked whether the US president’s response had been robust enough, Theresa May’s spokesman said that Donald Trump’s words were “a matter for him”, but added: “We are very clear … We condemn racism, hatred and violence. We condemn the far right.”

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