A reporter at the White House Press Briefing asks Kayleigh McEnany for a “definitive and declaritive statement without ambiguity or deflection” that the President condemns white supremacy. McEnany gave a list of times the President has distinctly condemned white supremacy, mentioning that he did three times on the debate stage.
She cited back to August 2017 when President Trump said, “racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, Neonazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups.” She concluded her statement with, “He has condemned white supremacy more than any other president in modern history.” The reporter completely ignored her and asked if she could just put it to rest this morning and definitively declare that the President has denounced white supremacy.
The Press Secretary asserted again that she has done what he asked and that the President has condemned white supremacists in numerous instances. She then told him she would send him an email if he needed to see it in writing. And again he asks her, completely ignoring all of the facts and statements she has presented him with. He wouldn’t accept quotations as an answer.
“The President has denounced white supremacy, the KKK, and hate groups in all forms. He signed a resolution to that effect. The President just last week, perhaps you all weren’t covering it, but just last week he expressed his desire to see the KKK prosecuted as domestic terrorists. This President advocated for the death penalty for a white supremacist, the first federal execution in 17 years. His record on this is unmistakable and it’s shameful that the media refuses to cover it.”White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany
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