President Trump denounces white supremacists again after criticisms following debate

by Joel Abbott · Oct 2nd, 2020 11:33 am
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Last Updated Oct 3rd, 2020 at 6:11 pm

President Trump condemned white supremacist groups again in an interview Thursday, responding to media coverage that claimed he endorsed such a group on Tuesday during the presidential debate with Joe Biden.

"I've said it many times, and let me be clear again: I condemn the KKK," said Trump in the interview. "I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys. I don't know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing. But I condemn that."

Trump has previously and repeatedly condemned racial hate groups – both before and during his term in office. Despite this, Trump was criticized for telling the Proud Boys – a right-wing men's group led by a black Cuban – to "stand back and stand by" instead of to "stand down."

"If I say it a hundred times, it won't be enough, because it's fake news," Trump said.

The president also criticized the lack of focus on other violent groups such as Antifa.

"[Biden] should condemn also Antifa," said Trump. "Antifa is a horrible group of people. They kill people, what they do to people – they're causing insurrection, they're causing riots – he doesn't want to do that, but the press doesn't want to go after him. But that's a really bad group of people."


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