Aug 15, 2017

Axios PM

By Mike Allen
Mike Allen
Trump on Charlottesville's "both sides"

President Trump's two big quotes from a press conference in Trump Tower:

  • "What about the Alt-Left? Do they have any semblance of guilt? ... What about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hands swinging clubs?"
  • "I think there's blame on both sides."

Go deeper: More quotes and footage from the event.

What you missed
  1. Trump's itchy retweet finger: The president briefly shared a pair of retweets that were quickly taken down. Screenshots.
  2. What would happen if Trump stopped health insurer subsidies: The Congressional Budget Office has a new report on the results. Details.
  3. Catch up on the far-right: The hardline groups that are all over the news. Handy primer.
  4. 3-D printing, in space: A company successfully conducted an extended test in a space-like environment. The results.
  5. Trump's biz council loses another member: Scott Paul, the president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. Background.
  6. The potential battles to come over Confederate-era statues and memorials. Listed.
Trump's Alabama gut check

The race to watch tonight is Alabama's Senate GOP primary, which has a competitive 3-man field, via Axios' Erica Pandey.

The polls close at 8 pm EST (7 pm in Alabama). No candidate is expected to reach the majority vote to avoid a runoff election, which would be held in September.


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