Trump Signs Congressional Resolution Against White Supremacists and Hate Groups

President Donald Trump signed a resolution condemning white supremacy, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and other hate groups on Thursday. The resolution passed both chambers of Congress without a single dissenting vote.


Legislators had a veto-proof majority, leaving Trump with little choice but to sign the resolution.

Trump also issued a signing statement. While signing statements are often a tool presidents use to express misgivings, this statement was entirely positive. Trump even said he was "pleased" to sign the resolution.

The president's behavior on the issue has been jarringly inconsistent. Just hours before signing the resolution, Trump once again equivocated about white supremacists and drew comparisons between neo-Nazis and the anti-fascist movement known as antifa.

Trump's signing statement struck a remarkably different tone from his earlier words.

"No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God," it reads. "We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. As one people, let us move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans."

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