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Trump: Let Me Be Clear Again, I Condemn The KKK And White Supremacists

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In an interview with FOX News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night, President Donald Trump once again condemned white supremacists.

"I have said it many times. And let me be clear again. I condemn the KKK. I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys. I don't know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing, but I condemn that," Trump said at the top of the interview.

"But he should condemn also Antifa," Trump said of Biden. "Antifa is a horrible group of people. They kill people. What they do to people -- and they're causing insurrection. They're causing riots. He doesn't want to do that. The press doesn't go after him. And that's a really bad group of people."


"I condemn them," Trump said of white supremacists. "If I say it 100 times, it won't be enough, because it's fake news."

Trump's full statement:

DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Thank you very much, Sean. Thank you.
 
HANNITY: Let me pick up...
 
TRUMP: And Mark is so right. Look, Mark is so right. You can't say it any better than that.
 
I go through this every year every time everybody says something. And you look at their records, their records are horrible. It's fake news. You look at -- I watched John Roberts screaming at Kayleigh. And Kayleigh -- Kayleigh was so wonderful, the way she handled it. But I watched him screaming.
 
And his wife, John's wife, was saying, what are you doing?
 
Because, yesterday, I made a statement that was -- according to most, it was a perfect statement. But I have said it so many times even beyond that.
 
And no matter what you say, it'll never -- they will just keep going, going, going.
 
And, you know, Biden did the 1994 crime bill. That's the super predator bill. So, he did the super predator bill.
 
And when you look at it -- but Mark Levin is right. He's 100 percent right.
 
HANNITY: Mr. President, though, let me -- let me ask you.
 
TRUMP: No matter what you say, it won't make any difference.
 
And I have to say -- I have said it many times. And let me be clear again.
 
I condemn the KKK. I condemn all white supremacists. I condemn the Proud Boys. I don't know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing, but I condemn that.
 
But he should condemn also Antifa. Antifa is a horrible group of people. They kill people. They -- what they do to people -- and they're causing insurrection. They're causing riots. He doesn't want to do that.
 
But the press doesn't go after him. And that's a really bad group of people.
 
But I condemn them. And if I can -- if I say it 100 -- if I say it 100 times, it won't be enough, because it's fake news.
 
HANNITY: Mr. President, I played earlier -- Joe Biden is out there all day today saying you have never condemned white nationalists. You just did. You have never condemned segregationists. You just did. You have never condemned the KKK. You have. And you have never condemned David Duke.
 
You are condemning all of them tonight, on record tonight, sir. Is that correct?
 
TRUMP: Yes. But I have condemned them in the past. For years, I have condemned people, and I think almost everything that you mentioned.
 
What hasn't been condemned is his crime bill, where he talks about super predators.
 
HANNITY: Let me ask you this.
 
TRUMP: And that was the worst thing -- that was the worst thing that ever happened to the black community, for the young men and women of the black community.
 
That was sleepy Joe Biden.
 
HANNITY: Mark Levin went through -- and we have done it on this program too -- an exhaustive examination of Joe Biden and his history on racial issues.
 
He did refer to Robert Byrd, the former Klansman...
 
TRUMP: That's right.
 
HANNITY: ... as "my friend and mentor." That's the man that filibustered the Civil Rights Act. That's the man against the Voting Rights Act.
 
And Robert Byrd was the man that Joe Biden partnered with to stop busing and integration of schools, because -- I will use the words of Joe -- he didn't want his kids going to schools that were a racial jungle.
 
Are you calling on Joe Biden to apologize to anybody tonight? Are you condemning him for his remarks?
 
TRUMP: Well, he has to do it, because what he did was terrible. And he has to do it.
 
But it's a different standard. It's total hypocrisy. It's a disgrace.
 
But I think the people are wise to it, Sean. I really do. The people are wise to it.
 
Every time you do something, every time you say it -- and Chris Wallace asked me the same -- almost the same question last time.
 
And, you know, it's a -- it's a shame. It's a shame that they can get away with it. And -- but, when I saw John Roberts today going crazy, and then his wife said, well, wait a minute, he just gave a news conference, and what he said was very good.
 
Now, I didn't see her exact statement, but I thought she said something very good. She actually criticized her husband. That was terrible. I mean, he went -- he went a little crazy.
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