During an interview with “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rebuffed questions about whether the President’s rhetoric incites violence.
When asked about conservative commentator Matt Dowd’s remarks over the weekend — that President Trump needs to understand how his rhetoric “inflame a part of what is going on in America” — Sanders called the insinuation “outrageous.”
“I don’t think anything could be further from the truth,” she said. “The President has condemned not only this act, but all acts of evil and hatred and racism and bigotry and we will continue to do that. And again, this is an outrageous statement and something that is a complete misrepresentation of who the President is.”
When pressed on Trump's rhetoric inciting violence, Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "The president has condemned not only this act but all acts of evil and hatred and racism and bigotry and we will continue to do that." pic.twitter.com/KYTuSozr3N
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) April 29, 2019
The remarks follow yet another deadly attack at a synagogue in recent months, when a gunman opened fire at a place of worship in California on Saturday, killing one and injuring others. Just six months ago, 11 were killed at a Pittsburgh synagogue.