Attorney General Jeff Sessions told CBS This Morning's Norah O'Donnell Monday that President Trump "absolutely" needs to specifically condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists for their role in Saturday's deadly attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia. "His spokesman said it yesterday and I'm sure he'll reiterate that in the days to come," Sessions added.

Sessions also appeared on the TODAY show Monday, where he discussed the backlash Trump faced for his response to the attacks. Sessions said he thought "it was a good statement" and that it "directly contradicted the ideology of hatred and violence." He later added, "I'm sure he'll talk about it again soon … He will be speaking to the people today. I'm not sure what he'll say."

Other highlights from the interview:

  • On neo-Nazi site, The Daily Stormer, which responded to Trump: "They are simply attempting to legitimate themselves in any way possible. They are going to find out that we're coming after them for any violations of the law, that the president has condemned them by name and will continue to do so, and I'm confident that the American people will reject this kind of evil ideology, and we need to take it seriously."
  • On Trump openly criticizing members of his White House (including Sessions): "I believe in the president's agenda. I believe in his leadership. He has a right to scold his cabinet members if he's not happy with them, and he has a right to have people in his cabinet that he believes will serve his agenda."
  • Has Trump apologized for repeatedly criticizing you? "He has not apologized. He's quite frank about his concerns, and he expressed them openly."

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