Fox Business host: 'There is no question' white supremacists think Trump is 'kind of on their side'
A Fox Business host on Monday acknowledged Donald Trump’s symbolism among white supremacists, insisting “there is no question” they see the president “and other people like him … as kind of on their side.”
Gerard Baker said that while he believes Trump was “misrepresented over the Charlottesville incident,” the president “didn’t get his message across very clearly.” Trump, famously blamed “both sides” for the violence that killed Heather Heyer after a white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors.
“The idea he is out there deliberately giving support and succor to these white supremacists is not true,” Baker added. “But he and others could do a better job of standing up directly and denouncing these people and saying, whatever I think about immigration, whatever I think about the threat from radical Islam, I’m not in any way suggesting it is right for people to go out and commit these terrible acts.”
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