Trump Repeats 'Both Sides' Claim After Talk with Sen

Casey Dawson
September 15, 2017

When asked if Scott had expressed his "displeasure" at the president's response to Charlottesville, she said, "Not at all", adding that Scott and Trump had discussed "what we can do to bring people together, not talk about divisions within the country".

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Sen. Tim Scott believes President Trump has had a chance to reflect on the controversial comments he made after the deadly white nationalist rally last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he says that Mr. Trump told him the perception of his remarks wasn't "what he intended".

Sanders, in the White House press briefing following the meeting, said Scott had not expressed displeasure with Trump's response to Charlottesville and said the senator and the President talked "in depth" about race but "primarily focused on solutions moving forward". The resolution now goes to President Donald Trump, who has been criticized for his response following the violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville. "I think a restoration of moral authority will be based on America's reaction, and that will take time".

In a statement released Wednesday, White House officials said the president planned to continue his dialogue with Scott.

"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides", Trump commented from his golf resort in Bedminster, N.J., the afternoon of the rally.

In the U.S., many lawmakers, including members of Trump's own party as well as business executives distanced themselves from the president.

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Sanders told reporters that Trump and Scott were "committed to continuing those conversations and making sure that today was just the first step of many of those meetings".

"I shared my thoughts of the last three centuries of challenges from white supremacists, white nationalists, KKK, Nazis".

Scott, however, said that he did, in fact, recount his concerns during the meeting with the president's handling of the Charlottesville aftermath.

Representatives for the White House did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment.

Trump has been criticised for his response to the violence and rally, in which he asserted there were good people on "both sides" and bemoaned rising efforts to remove Confederate monuments as an attack on USA "history and culture".

"Makes me wonder who was in charge of dressing him this morning", one person questioned. He claimed there were "good people" on both sides of the protest.

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