White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump ‘looks forward’ to putting his name on the document once it lands on its desk, which should happen soon.
Trump sat down with Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the U.S. Senate, earlier this afternoon for a conversation on race relations and Charlottesville.
Scott said the Republican president ceded his ‘moral authority’ after the race riot when he claimed that their were ‘fine people on both sides’ of the clash at a white nationalist rally that left one protester dead.
Trump later said that ‘many sides’ were responsible for the violence at the rally, angering Republicans and Democrats in the national spotlight.
Rather than apologize for his comments, Trump doubled down at a campaign rally, where he contended that he’d forcefully denounced racial hatred and the media was cherry-picking his statements.
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