Fox Host: ‘No Question’ That White Supremacists See Trump ‘On Their Side’

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March 19, 2019 8:00 a.m.

Fox Business host Gerard Baker said Monday that “there is no question” that white supremacists “see Donald Trump, and other people like him, as kind of on their side.”

“I think Donald Trump was very very badly misrepresented over the Charlottesville incident where he was famously reported as saying ‘there are good people on both sides,’” he told Fox News’ Dana Perino. “He wasn’t actually saying that there were good neo-Nazis, but as sometimes happens, he didn’t get his message across very clearly.”

“The idea he is out there deliberately giving support and succor to these white supremacists is not true,” he added. “But he and others could do a better job of standing up directly and denouncing these people and saying, whatever I think about immigration, whatever I think about the threat from radical Islam, I’m not in any way suggesting it is right for people to go out and commit these terrible acts.”

Trump again prompted anger with his reaction to the mosque massacre in New Zealand, refusing to acknowledge that white supremacy is a serious and growing threat. He dismissed it as a “small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”

H/T Mediaite

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