Congress Just Sent a Resolution Opposing White Supremacy to Trump's Desk


As the only black Republican in the Senate and the first African-American elected to statewide office in SC since Reconstruction, Scott's perspective has drawn acute attention in the aftermath of the Charlottesville incident.

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"We hope that President Trump will move quickly to sign this resolution and commit his Administration to address the rise of hate groups", said Virginia's Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, who sponsored the resolution.

He said the nation has had "three or four centuries of rape, murder and death brought at the hands of the KKK and those who believe in a superior race".

"He shook his head and said, 'Yeah, I got it, ' " recalled the Charleston Republican. I hit them with everything.

While Sarah Sanders said in a post-meeting press conference that the meeting was "very productive", the president received an "F" grade from Twitter on his outfit, composed of a navy blue jacket, a bright blue tie, and black slacks.

But one day later Trump was defiant and returned to his previous stance, saying both the protesters and counter-protesters were to blame.

In the United States, many lawmakers, including members of Trump's own party as well as business executives distanced themselves from the president.

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Scott told reporters after the meeting Wednesday that he had been "pleasantly surprised" that Trump actually listened and thought about "what might have been a better frame for his comments".

"They talked about it pretty in-depth, but the focus was primarily on solutions moving forward", Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing.

"We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred", the chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said.

Despite Scott's criticism, Trump still did not have any regrets about his response to Charlottesville after their meeting, Sanders said.

Representatives for the White House did not respond immediately to an email seeking comment.

Trump claimed last month that "both sides" were responsible for the violent protest. 'It has been going on for a long time in our country - not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama.

"I think some people limit my experience and my service, outside the state particularly, to being the face for the black conservative movement", Scott said in an interview earlier this year.