Gillibrand hits Trump over white nationalism comments: 'We have to be better than this' - News Summed Up

Gillibrand hits Trump over white nationalism comments: 'We have to be better than this'


Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., slammed President Trump on Friday for saying he didn’t think white nationalism was a rising threat across the globe, in the wake of a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems,” Trump said in the Oval Office when asked by a reporter if he believed that white nationalism was a growing global threat. TRUMP OFFERS 'SYMPATHY' AND SUPPORT TO NEW ZEALAND AFTER MOSQUE MASSACRE“I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that’s the case. Terrible thing.”Those remarks brought a strong reaction from Gillibrand, who accused Trump of covering for white supremacists and “racist terrorists.”“Time and time again, this president has embraced and emboldened white supremacists -- and instead of condemning racist terrorists, he covers for them,” she tweeted. Trump, like many other world leaders, sent his condolences to the people of New Zealand.


Source: Fox News March 15, 2019 23:17 UTC



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