White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway clashed with CNN's Christiane Amanpour over President Trump's divisive rhetoric during a heated interview Monday on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, last weekend.
Why it matters: Several Democratic presidential candidates have labeled Trump a racist for his hardline immigration policies and Twitter attacks on lawmakers of color. Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke told CNN that Trump is a "white nationalist" who is encouraging more racism and violence in the U.S.
The big picture: Trump condemned racism and white supremacy during an address to the nation earlier Monday.
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