Trump: Of Course I Denounce White Supremacists; Nobody Has Done More For Equality As I Have


In an interview Tuesday morning on ABC's Good Morning America, Donald Trump responds to the controversy surrounding his interview on CNN on Sunday, in which he did not give a solid answer when asked to denounce supporters who are racists. Today he says "of course" he is "renouncing the support of all white supremacists." "David Duke was disavowed," he repeated. "I disavowed him on Friday."

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Mr. Trump, it looks like you're poised for some big wins tonight here on Super Tuesday. But that CNN interview continuing to make waves. You've seen that tweet from Mitt Romney. He called your response disqualifying and disgusting and says your coddling of repugnant bigotry is not in the character of America. Your response?

DONALD TRUMP: First of all, Mitt Romney is a failed candidate, should have won the race and he failed miserably. He was a terrible candidate for the Republicans.

Secondly, David Duke and all was disavowed. I disavowed him on Friday. I disavowed them right after that because I thought if there was any question and you take a look at Twitter, almost immediately after on Twitter and Facebook, they were disavowed again. I disavow him every time I speak to somebody virtually and they just keep it going.

They keep it going and they said, oh, we never looked at your twitter account. We never looked at Facebook. I said take a look at Facebook. It was totally disavowed.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Are you prepared right now to make a clear and unequivocal statement renouncing the support of all white supremacists.

DONALD TRUMP: I of course, I am. There's nobody that's done so much for equality as I can. In Palm Beach, Florida, I built a club, the Mara Lago club, totally open to everybody, that frankly set a new standard in clubs, and a new standard in Palm Beach, and I've gotten great credit for it. That is totally open to everybody. So, of course, I am.

STEPHANOPOULOS: How worried are you may split the party as you're doing better and better in the primaries, more Republican voices say they won't support you and #NeverTrump right now prominent Republicans like J.C. Watts, Mel Martinez, the senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse. Are you worried you may make it harder to defeat the Democrats in November.

DONALD TRUMP: No, I think it's just the opposite.

I've had tremendous calls from tremendous establishment people, and non-establishment people, and the party is going to get bigger. If you look at any one of the primaries that I won, whether you go to New Hampshire or South Carolina or Nevada, you take a look. Look at how many people have come out. We're just absolutely the numbers that double and triple in some cases what they had four years ago, we're getting Democrats coming in. We're getting independents coming in. We're getting a lot of people coming in and I will tell you as you know, I know the Democrats very well also. They are very worried about it. We have tremendous numbers of people coming in and the Republican Party is growing larger and if it didn't it has no chance. It'll be like Mitt Romney four years ago, it has no chance of winning. We're getting people into the party that never had before.

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