Published: Sat, September 16, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Donald Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacy

Donald Trump signs resolution condemning white supremacy

On Thursday, Trump reiterated his point that left-wing Antifa groups also deserved condemnation for their acts of violence.

Trump condemned "all forms" of bigotry in a statement after signing the resolution.

He added, "No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God".

The president's remarks aboard Air Force One late Thursday addressed a meeting he had a day earlier with Sen.

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"You know, there are also many bad guys on the other side", the president told reporters aboard Airforce 1, prompting new criticism that he did not adequately condemn the language of hatred.

When interviewing Democrats who voted for Trump, Wallace said Tuesday, she heard: "It wasn't that we weren't ready for a woman".

"I think especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you look at what's going on there, you know, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also", Trump said in reference to anti-fascist groups.

Trump faced widespread political backlash after he waited two days to specifically condemn the hate groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, that organized the Unite the Right rally.

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Tim Scott (R-SC) he informed the lawmaker that there were "some pretty bad dudes on the other side" in Charlotteville, resurrecting his "both sides" argument regarding the violence there last month.

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.

Heather Heyer was killed and nineteen others were wounded after a vehicle crashed into a crowd of anti-white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville last month.

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". Asked whether the senator had pressed him to add high-ranking African Americans to his White House staff and administration, Trump said: "We did talk about that, yeah".

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The White House is bringing important voices to visit with Trump after they criticized him in the wake of his Charlottesville remarks.

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