Graham responds to Trump: Please fix this

Graham responds to Trump: Please fix this

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamScarborough sounds alarm on political 'ethnic cleansing' after Trump rally The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants GOP rattled by Trump rally MORE (R-S.C.) said President Trump should "fix" his remarks about white supremacists and last week's violence in Charlottesville, Va., in a response to the president's Twitter attack on him earlier Thursday morning.

Graham said Trump is receiving praise "from some of the most racist and hate-filled individuals and groups in our country" after his remarks stating that both sides were to blame for the violence at a white nationalist rally.

White supremacist leaders David Duke and Richard Spencer both lauded Trump's remarks. 


"For the sake of our Nation — as our President — please fix this. History is watching us all," he concluded. 

Graham's statement comes after Trump issued a bitter attack on Graham via Twitter, in response to Graham's previous statement on Wednesday saying the president had drawn a "moral equivalency" between white supremacists who attended the weekend rally and groups who protested them. 

Heather Heyer is a 32-year-old woman who was killed when a man photographed attending the white supremacist events allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters. Her memorial service was held on Wednesday.

Graham on Thursday said he only aims "to move our nation, my state, and our party forward — toward the light — not back to the darkness," and went on to praise the president for his "nice and appropriate tweet" on Wednesday honoring Heyer.