WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — Two members of President Donald Trump’s own Cabinet sparked controversy this weekend after both used the phrase “white supremacist” to describe some of the protesters who gathered Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, in opposition to a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said “white supremacists” were not part of the American conversation and reiterated his support for the president’s “America First” philosophy, drawing a rebuke from Vice President Mike Pence, who said he was personally offended by Tillerson’s choice of words.
Meanwhile, Defense Secretary James Mattis was caught on camera on Saturday standing beside a group of African American service members during a flag-raising ceremony at Fort McNair outside Washington.
An excerpt of the newly released White House Global Trends report depicts the liberal dominance of the West as weakening. The report notes the erosion of West European democracies due to the rise of right-wing nationalism, the emergence of regional powers in Eurasia, and the greater visibility of Islamist extremism in countries such as Libya and Egypt.
The data is based on content analysis by the team behind Future Pundit, a non-partisan nonprofit that tracks opinion in the public sphere. The figures have been grouped and grouped based on ranked topics and in such a way that makes a connection between ideas from diverse news outlets that appeared on social media and on forums and discussion boards.
The contents of each data set are summarized in a searchable database available to CNN users.
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