Daily News Digest August 13, 2018
- The Nazis had a poor showing at their "Unite the Right" rally in DC and ended up disbanding early.
- Despite 45's bromance with Putin, the ruble fell to its lowest level in years.
- Oh, Lordy, there are tapes! and Omarosa has some. (Illegally obtained? Maybe.)
A year after the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville, Va., a small group of white nationalists marched through downtown Washington on Sunday on their way to a rally in front of the White House.
It was over almost as soon as it began.
The white supremacists were met along their march route and at the rally site by thousands of counterdemonstrators denouncing racism and white supremacy. The white nationalists, who numbered about two dozen, stayed in Lafayette Square, a park just north of the White House, for a short time and left before 6 p.m.
It was vintage Putin, showcasing his seizure of any opportunity to divide the West.
But at the same time, the Western sanctions he hoped to get lifted have only been tightened this past week, pushing the ruble down to its lowest levels in years.
On the recording, Mr. Kelly says Ms. Manigault Newman could be facing “pretty significant legal issues” over what he alleged was misuse of a government car. She denied misusing it.
“I’d like to see this be a friendly departure,” Mr. Kelly says on the tape. “There are pretty significant legal issues that we hope don’t develop into something that, that’ll make it ugly for you.”