White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has come out in defense of President Donald Trump Thursday over the controversy being pushed by the mainstream medai due to the president’s comments made about the Proud Boys during the presidential debate earlier this week.
McEnany stated that Trump has “denounced white supremacy” repeatedly, calling his record on this topic “unmistakable.”
Here’s more from Fox News:
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McEnany, during a heated White House press briefing on Thursday, called the news coverage of the president’s comments “shameful” and claimed the media “refuses” to cover his response.
“The president has denounced white supremacy, the KKK, hate groups of all forms, he signed a resolution—just last week, he expressed his desire to see the KKK prosecuted as domestic terrorists,” McEnany said.
“His record on this is unmistakable and it is shameful the media refuses to cover it,” McEnany said.
McEnany said the president has “continuously condemned” white supremacy.
“His record is not mixed in the slightest,” McEnany said.
During the debate, moderator Chris Wallace asked the president if he was willing to denounce white supremacy. The president replied by saying, “Sure, I’m willing to do that, but I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing, not the right-wing. I am willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”
Trump then asked, “Who do you want me to condemn? What do you call them? Give me a name?”
Biden then tossed out, “Proud Boys.”
The president responded by saying, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what, somebody has got to do something about Antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.”
Now, it’s clear the president meant something along the lines of “stand down,” telling this particular group to stop their activities and not participate in violence. Duh. He simply misspoke and didn’t speak clearly. It happens.
His record on this issue, however, speaks for itself.