Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacists

Frederick Owens
September 16, 2017

The statement specifically condemns white nationalists, white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and "other hate groups" but does not mention violent leftist groups like Antifa.

While urging Trump to "speak out against the hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy", the resolution also honored an anti-racism protester, who was killed after a neo-Nazi sympathizer intentionally drove a vehicle into a crowd on August 12 in downtown Charlottesville, a historic college town.

Trump last month said there were "very fine people" among the nationalists and neo-Nazis protesting the possible removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville.

People immediately called the president out on social media for signing the resolution to condemn hate groups at Charlottesville after again shielding them from full blame for the violence.

He's also calling on Americans to "rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together".

Yesterday on Air Force One, President Donald Trump told reporters that during his conversation with Sen.

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Scott's office says in the meeting with the president on Wednesday, the senator was "very very clear about the brutal history surrounding the white supremacist movement and their horrific treatment of black and other minority groups". "You have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also, and essentially that's what I said". I told him I would do it, and he knows we've already done it.

And speaking to CBS News Wednesday after meeting with Trump, Scott had said Trump "obviously reflected on what he has said [about Charlottesville], on his intentions and the perception of those comments". After the two men made their points during the segment, they each got a little peeved with the other as it wound down.

"That was what both people came to the meeting wanting to discuss", Ms. Sanders said during a White House briefing. We talked about that.

Trump earlier on Thursday had appeared to revive his much-criticized suggestion of an equivalence between counter-protestors and those who killed Heather Heyer.

It was signed by Kaepernick; tennis legend Martina Navratilova; academic Cornel West; John Carlos, a US Olympic champion who famously raised his black-gloved fist during a 1968 medal ceremony; and other athletes and activists.

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