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Trump's entire arts panel just quit in Charlottesville protest

Trump's entire arts panel just quit in Charlottesville protest

The Arts and Humanities committee's letter ends by calling on Trump to resign from office if he doesn't find it clear that "supremacy, discrimination and vitriol" are not American values.

The letter goes on to list some of the ways in which Trump has attacked the arts and humanities, including his proposal to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts and his persistent verbal assaults on journalists.

"Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville", the note reads.

In their resignation letter, the artists accuse Trump of supporting those who committed the violence, even though the president has referred to the driver of the auto as a "disgrace to himself, his family, and his country" and has condemned neo-Nazis and like-minded hate groups.

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"Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions". We are better than this.

"Some committee members said that they had expected to resign once Trump took office, but they were asked to stay on by Trump's team, at least during a transition period", Variety wrote Friday, but since then, "some members said that they were not sure that the president knew that the group existed".

The latest resignations follow the disbanding of two White House corporate advisory panels this week after those members quit in protest of Trump's comments, the Post noted.

"The Administration's refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we are guaranteed". "The false equivalencies you push can not stand", it reads.

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The committee, first created in 1982 under President Ronald Reagan, is an official part of the White House, unlike the business councils.

The committee is the fourth such advisory board connected to the president to see resignations in the wake of Charlottesville.

The members 16 members who signed the letter, appointed by President Barack Obama, include actor Kal Penn and artist Chuck Close. Art is about inclusion. "You have attacked both", the letter states. Donald Trump's initial 2018 budget called for steep cuts to domestic arts programs and proposed the elimination of the NEA entirely. You have threatened nuclear war while gutting diplomacy funding. You have subverted equal protections, and are committed to banning Muslims and refugee women & children from our great country.

First lady Melania Trump serves as honorary chairwoman, leading some to wonder whether she was resigning too. This does not unify the nation we all love.

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