McEnany: Trump Has Condemned White Supremacy More than Any President in History
White House press secretary dismisses Fox News’ John Roberts demands
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was repeatedly asked by Fox News’s John Roberts to condemn white supremacy on behalf of the Trump Administration.
“This was answered yesterday by the president himself, the day before by the president himself,” McEnany said.
McEnany added that President Donald Trump had already condemned white supremacy by saying “sure” three times during Tuesday's presidential debate after being asked by Chris Wallace.
The press secretary also noted Trump said the same in response to a reporter on Wednesday.
“I always denounce any form, any form of any of that,” Trump said.
“You have to denounce.”
McEnany also cited Trump's remarks from 2019 and 2017 were he condemned white supremacy while noting his administration put to death a criminal white supremacist.
“He has condemned white supremacy more than any president in modern history,” McEnany said.
.@PressSec: Funny the media goes haywire about interrupting in the debates and then chooses to pursue that very same tactic themselves. This is a White House Briefing, You ask a question and you give me time to answer." pic.twitter.com/WzQdgIQJ2i— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 1, 2020
But Roberts argued she was only reading old statements from President Trump condemning white supremacy.
“The president has denounced this repeatedly, the president was asked this, you’re contriving a storyline and a narrative,” she said.
Trump weighed in on the debate on Wednesday, noting Chris Wallace "had a tough night."
“Two on one was not surprising, but fun," Trump said in a tweet.
Wallace, a Democrat, was accused of bias while moderating the debate after he appeared to side with Biden.
At one point, President Trump argued that he felt like he was debating Wallace rather than Biden.
One of the issues that Wallace was called out for the most was how he appeared to let Biden interrupt Trump.