News With Ed -- August 16, 2017

Trump 'cannot repair the damage' following Charlottesville – labor leader

Business leaders and former allies are distancing themselves from President Donald Trump as he struggles against the backlash following his widely criticized reaction to the weekend’s political violence in Charlottesville. Larry Cohen, board chair of Our Revolution, joins “News with Ed” to discuss Trump’s “big trouble.”

Glimmer of hope for Syria's Deir Ez-Zor

The Syrian city of Deir Ez-Zor has been under siege by Islamic State fighters for several years. But Syrian forces with Russian support are at last making inroads into liberating the city. The city’s complete liberation is expected in a matter of weeks. RT America’s Manila Chan has the details.