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Political Breakfast: Charlottesville, Confederate Monuments and More

Aug 18, 2017

It was a stunning few days in politics: President Donald Trump drew fire from across the political spectrum when he said both sides were equally to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville; Georgia's political leaders faced calls for stronger statements about the president and hate groups; there were renewed questions about the future of Confederate monuments and memorials; and the two major state parties engaged in sometimes noisy internal debates among candidates for their nominations for governor.

It made for an all-you-can-eat buffet on this edition of the Political Breakfast on "Morning Edition." Denis O'Hayer spoke with Republican strategist Brian Robinson and Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson.  Robinson is a former deputy chief of staff and communications director for Governor Nathan Deal; Johnson is a former national southern regional director for the Obama 2012 campaign.