The media lost its collective minds when trying to get President Trump to answer their question about whether President Trump condemns white supremacists exactly the way they wanted.
Trump decided to wait. And wait he did. He waited until an appearance with Fox News host Sean Hannity to issue his unequivocal condemnation. For the countless time.
Our own Deroy Murdock tackles the issue in his recent piece, “Yes, Sleepy Joe, President Trump Has Said Many Negative Things About White Supremacists.”
The Daily Wire reported President Trump’s condemnation:
President Trump expressly condemned the Ku Klux Klan, the Proud Boys, and white supremacists on Thursday evening.
Trump appeared on Fox News with host Sean Hannity and condemned the groups after an uproar over comments he made during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night. Trump has repeatedly disavowed and condemned white supremacists groups in the past.
“I go through this every year, every time somebody says something and you look at their records, their records are horrible. It’s fake news,” Trump said. “You look at, I watched [Fox News reporter John Roberts] screaming at [Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany], and Kayleigh was so wonderful the way she handled it, but I watched him screaming and his wife, John’s wife, was saying, ‘What are you doing?’ because yesterday I made a statement that was, according to most, it was a perfect statement.”
“I’ve said it so many times even beyond that. And no matter what you say, it’ll never, it’ll just keep going, going, going,” Trump added. “I’ve said it many times and let me be clear again. I condemn the KKK. I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys. I don’t know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing, but I condemn that.”
Trump issued a challenge to Democrat nominee Joe Biden to come out and unequivocally condemn Antifa.
"Yesterday I made a statement that was according to most, a perfect statement … I've said it many times, let me be clear again, I condemn the KKK, I condemn all white supremacists, I condemn the Proud Boys … [Biden] should condemn antifa" — Trump pic.twitter.com/2b2vUCZaJW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 2, 2020