Trump Signs Unanimous Resolution Calling on White House to Battle White Supremacists

Trump Signs Unanimous Resolution Calling on White House to Battle White Supremacists

Trump Signs Unanimous Resolution Calling on White House to Battle White Supremacists

The White House said that Trump signed the resolution after analysing his original response to the violence, when he condemned both sides and was vilified for not focusing exclusively on the white supremacists.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Donald Trump signed into law a Congressional resolution condemning white supremacists on Thursday (Friday in Manila) lawmakers maneuvered the president into backing a text triggered by his equivocal response to racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The signing came hours after Trump revived his claim that there were "bad dudes" among both sides of the white nationalist protest in Charlottesville last month.

It also requests that Trump's administration instruct the Justice Department and federal agencies to devote "all available resources" to confronting "the growing prevalence of those hate groups in the United States".

On Thursday, Trump reiterated his point that left-wing Antifa groups also deserved condemnation for their acts of violence. In the aftermath of violence in Charlottesville, Donald Trump created an global firestorm by arguing that "both sides" - racist protesters and anti-racism protesters - bore equal responsibility for what transpired, adding that there were many "fine people" among the bigots.

"I believe that he has not condemned the neo-Nazis and the self-proclaimed white supremacists in Charlottesville and other settings", said Clinton, who made her own statement against the violent rally after it occurred last month.

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On Wednesday, Trump met in the White House with Senator Tim Scott of SC, the only black Republican in the Senate.

CNN held a panel discussion on Trump's comments this morning, and things got a bit heated between CNN political commentator Keith Boykin and guest Bruce LeVell, a Trump advisor who serves as the executive director of Trump's national diversity coalition.

But the president repeated his controversial position after meeting with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, the lone African-American Senate Republican who publicly criticized Trump's rhetoric.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that the president would "absolutely" sign the resolution.

This is not the first time Trump's comments on Charlottesville contradicted a previous statement. We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal.

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