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Statement From CBC Chairman on Trump Reiteration of Initial Charlottesville Comments

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Washington, August 15, 2017 | comments

Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement on President Trump’s reiteration of his initial Charlottesville comments this afternoon:   

“As Maya Angelou said, when people show you who they are, believe them the first time. President Trump’s contradictory statements and claims about wanting to ‘wait for the facts’ amount to one thing: He welcomes the support of white supremacists, which is why he has at least two of them working for him in the White House, and sees them as morally equivalent to anti-racist protestors. I never thought I would see the day when the president of United States would openly defend white supremacists. I call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to hold this president accountable.”  


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