Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday sought to excuse President Donald Trump’s refusal to disavow a far-right extremist group.
At Tuesday night’s presidential debate, Trump was asked to speak out against the neo-fascist Proud Boys group.
“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!” Trump replied.
On Wednesday, Scott was given a chance to comment on the remark during a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment,” Scott said. “I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it, if he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”
Sen. Tim Scott on Trump telling the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" at last night's debate: "I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it. If he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak."
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 30, 2020
Q Do you find it concerning Trump refused to condemn white supremacists?@SenatorTimScott: “I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace's comment.. I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it, if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak.”
— Ali Zaslav (@alizaslav) September 30, 2020
During photo op with Judge Barrett, Sen. Scott says that President Trump misspoke and should correct his comments when I asked if Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacists concerns him. Scott’s response —> pic.twitter.com/7tw4SwHLIY
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) September 30, 2020
Our military is up to something in South America
With withering poll numbers and a flip of control of the Senate ever more likely, Donald Trump may be preparing to end Radical Republican rule with one last big bang—a war in South America.
For over a year now, our country has been quietly building forces near Venezuela, a nation with a leftist regime that this country has long sought to upend. Just last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a whirlwind three-day tour of Venezuela’s neighboring countries:
Trump tries to shame media out of covering the pandemic with frantic all-caps tweet
With one week to go until the 2020 presidential election, President Donald Trump does not want to talk about the novel coronavirus pandemic.
In a frantic all-caps tweet posted Tuesday morning, the president once again ranted about all the attention the media is giving to a pandemic that has killed more than 220,000 Americans in just eight months.
"ALL THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IS COVID, COVID, COVID," the president wrote. "ON NOVEMBER 4th, YOU WON’T BE HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT IT ANYMORE. WE ARE ROUNDING THE TURN!!!"
Despite the president's claims, there is no indication that America is "rounding the corner" on the pandemic.