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Governor and Attorney General Silent on President Trump’s Controversial Comments on Charlottesville Tragedy

August 16th, 2017 by Jake Stofan
Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi reacted to the events that transpired in Charlottesville Virgina over the weekend, when a group of white nationalists protesting the removal of a confederate monument clashed with counter protesters killing one and injuring 19.
Both leaders condemned the racist agenda of the white nationalists.
However they were silent when it came to responding to criticism of President Trump’s recent statements on the tragedy.
In a series of tweets the President claimed the blame for the tragedy was shared between both the white nationalist groups and those protesting their cause.
“I did not see his last press conference, but I think the first statement he gave was three hours after the incident or a few hours after the incident when they didn’t know all the groups involved and some people are saying he said other sides some people are saying he said many sides,” said Bondi. “All I can tell you is how I feel and I will tell him and I think it’s pretty much what Ivanka Trump tweeted as well. The KKK, White Supremacists, Neo Nazis… I’m missing some. There are so many groups out there filled with hatred and violence and they will not be tolerated. Nor [should] they be tolerated in our state and in our country.”
“If you want to ask president Trump what he said you can ask him, said Governor Scott, “I’m telling you right now that I don’t believe in racism, I don’t believe in bigotry . What happened in Charlottesville was evil. There’s no moral equivalency between the two sides. A young lady was murdered. We lost two law enforcement officers. Every elected official needs to figure out how to bring our country together.”
Both Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi are two of Trumps earliest supporters.

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