Donald Trump 'fuming' at senior cabinet members for Charlottesville response

Donald Trump reportedly unhappy after prominent aides speak out over Charlottesville response

The President has not commented on remarks made by Gary Cohn and Rex Tillerson

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Donald Trump is reportedly seriously angry at two of his top cabinet members over their failure to support him on Charlottesville.

Trump is said to be fuming with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Economic Council director Gary Cohn for their comments on his own response to the tragedy in Virginia.

Trump blamed both sides for the clashes which led to the death of protester Heather Heyer, receiving international condemnation for refusing to focus specifically on the aggression of neo-Nazis and Confederate sympathists.

In a press conference over the weekend, Tillerson responded by saying "the President speaks for himself" when asked a question about whether his comments represented the values of America. 

Meanwhile, Cohn said Trump could have done better in his response. 

Despite Trump's anger, sources told Politico how the aides play a vital role as "stabilising" points in the Trump administration, so their position is strong.

A number of high-profile members of the Trump administration have resigned in recent weeks, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon, while the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as Trump's communications guru resulted in disaster.