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Rep. Deutch: Trump Has 'Become a Pariah' After Charlottesville

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 01:37 PM

President Donald Trump has "become a pariah" to organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic and the American Red Cross, which have pulled their fundraising events from his properties, including the "Southern White House" at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Rep. Ted Deutch said Thursday.

"The president's going to hurt by these decisions personally, but what's sad about this, is that the president of the United States has become a pariah to these groups in his own home, in his own southern White House," the Florida Democrat, whose congressional district sits adjacent to the district serving Mar-a-Lago, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. 

The groups started pulling out following the president's response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, and Deutch said their decisions are not rooted in politics.

"The refusal to absolutely condemn without equivocation what happened in Charlottesville continues to plague this White House," said Deutch. "That's why these groups are pulling out. It's not about politics. It's about morality and the lack of moral leadership coming out of the White House."

Deutch said he does not think the situation will change as the news about Charlottesville fades away.

"We have a tendency to move on quickly in this country, but I watched the video again yesterday and the other group that's down here," he said. "This will be an issue when congress returns to Washington next week and it needs to be an issue because Congress needs to go on record...and condemn what this moral equivalency has done to the White House and the moral authority of our country."

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President Donald Trump has "become a pariah" to organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic and the American Red Cross, which have pulled their fundraising events from his properties, Rep. Ted Deutch said Thursday.
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