Vice President Mike Pence while speaking at a joint press conference with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santo in Cartagena Colombia, Sunday (Fernando Vergara / AP).

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence issued a broad condemnation of hate groups after the deadly attacks that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday.

  • His quote: "We have no tolerance for hate and violence from white supremacists, neo Nazis or the KKK."
  • Pence defended President Trump's response to the attacks, and pointed a finger at the news media for spending "an awful lot of time focusing on what the president said and criticisms of what the president said instead of criticizing those who brought that hatred and violence," per NBC News.
  • Pence, in Colombia for the first leg of his Latin America tour, was also asked whether Trump should have singled out white supremacists in his response to the violence, as Pence had done in his own statement. The vice president said he thinks Trump "spoke to a national moment, words the American people needed to hear — that we condemn acts of violence, acts of hatred."

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