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DC Daily: President Trump 'sad to see' Confederate monuments taken down across US

Posted: 6:51 AM, Aug 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-17 13:51:46Z

What's happening in the political world:

Trump: Removal of Confederate monuments "sad to see"
-- With numerous Confederate monuments and statues being taken down across the United States, President Trump has expressed disappointment in their removal.

Trump said in a series of tweets Thursday morning:


Apple CEO Cook rejects Trump's Charlottesville remarks
-- Apple CEO Tim Cook says President Trump's response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville contradicts American values.

In an email to Apple employees on Wednesday night, Cook called for an "unequivocal" denouncement of hate and bigotry, rejecting Trump's widely criticized remarks on Charlottesville.

"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's comments come after top CEOs abandoned Trump in the wake of his remarks on Charlottesville, leading to the collapse of the president's two business advisory groups. Cook had previously participated in a couple tech summits hosted by Trump.

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Trump slams "publicity seeking" Sen. Graham
-- President Trump hit back at Sen. Lindsey Graham after the South Carolina Republican criticized him for his statements on the Charlottesville crisis.

Graham tweeted Wednesday:

On Thursday morning, Trump responded:

Following Trump's tweets, Graham replied:

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CNN contributed to this report