Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is rejecting calls for him to resign in protest of President Donald Trump’s Charlottesville response. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected calls for him to resign in protest of President Donald Trump’s response to violence at a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, also defended the president in a statement Saturday evening. Mnuchin condemned the “actions of those filled with hatred and with the intent to hurt others.” “While I find it hard to believe I should have to defend myself on this, or the president, I feel compelled to let you know that the president in no way, shape or form believes that neo-Nazi and other hate groups who endorse violence are equal to groups that show in peaceful and legal ways,” Mnuchin stated. About 300 of Mnuchin’s classmates from the Yale University undergraduate class of 1985 published a letter online Friday asking Mnuchin to resign in protest of Trump’s remarks. An expanded version of the story appears at WSJ.com. Popular on WSJ.com: Tech censorship of white supremacists draws criticism from within industry. Right-wing rally inundated with counterprotesters in Boston.
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