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Jake Tapper Grills White House Spokesperson Over Trump’s Response To Charlottesville

By Collin Gossel

In an interview this past Sunday, August 13th, CNN's Jake Tapper confronted White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert over President Trump's refusal to explicitly condemn the white supremacists, neo-nazis, and members of the alt-right who met in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The protest ultimately resulted in three deaths, including a counter-protestor who was killed when a car, driven by a white supremacist, intentionally crashed into a crowd of people.

Here's a video of Tapper's interview:

Following the deadline protest, President Trump issued a statement which decried the "egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides." Bossert was asked to address concerns that the President didn't adequately condemn White Supremacists:

This isn't about President Trump — this is about a level of violence and hatred that could not be tolerated in this country. I was with the president yesterday, and I'm proud of the fact that he stood up and calmly looked into the camera and condemned this violence and bigotry in all its forms. This racial intolerance and racial bigotry cannot be condoned.