Sep 14, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump signs measure rejecting white supremacists

Trump answers a question from the media as he arrives at the White House after a visit to Florida. Alex Brandon / AP

Trump has signed the congressional resolution condemning the "violence and domestic terrorist attack" in Charlottesville, Virginia. That means he's "rejecting White nationalists, White supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups."

Why it matters: This comes hours after he repeated his statement Thursday that there was violence on "both sides" in Charlottesville, noting there are "some very bad people on the other side." This has raised suspicions that Trump is equating white supremacists and neo-Nazis with those who were part of the counter-protest.

Trump's statement:

"As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms. 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. We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. As one people, let us move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans."
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