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White House: Trump 'looks forward' to signing resolution condemning white supremacists

15 September 2017

The president invited Mr. Scott, a conservative from SC who had expressed disgust with Mr. Trump's equivocal reaction to the white supremacist protests that left one woman dead, to the Oval Office for what Mr. Trump's staff described as a demonstration of the president's commitment to "positive race relations". But according to CNN, Scott also said that Trump expressed no regret about his remarks on Charlottesville-and once again tried "to convey that there was an antagonist on the other side".

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. After the House takes up the bill, and it passes, it would go to President Trump's desk for his signature.

"I said, 'You've got some very bad people on the other side also, ' which is true", Trump said.

Scott was careful to add that there was "no time of tension" in the meeting.

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The White House has so far made no comment.

"I think I started there because it's important for us to, sitting in the room with the president and the vice president, to acknowledge what brought us all together, which was the comments in Charlottesville", Scott said.

The Senate's lone black Republican said he told President Trump to tread carefully when discussing the country's complicated history on race.

"Racism is real. It is alive", Scott told VICE News in an interview that followed Trump's statements.

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"He's obviously reflected on what he has said, on his intentions and the perception of those comments", Scott said. "Tom Scott" in the caption of the original White House photo of the meeting.

Assuming that Trump ultimately approves the resolution, it would be the second time that Congress has strong-armed the president. Trump said he would seriously consider it.

Scott also said Trump, who requested the meeting, stuck to the subject and did discuss other matters, "which was helpful".

Mr. Trump has offered constantly shifting statements about Charlottesville, alternately condemning the hate groups and declaring a moral equivalence between them and the counter-protesters. Tim Scott Wednesday to talk about the Charlottesville violence and race relations in the country.

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While the senator said he understood the president's frustration with the reaction to his remarks, Scott said he explained the historical context of racism in the USA, and why it is so important to denounce white supremacist groups without hesitation.

White House: Trump 'looks forward' to signing resolution condemning white supremacists