Steve Hayes: Trump’s Pleased with Where We Are at this Moment with White Supremacists

‘Even if he has said, and said finally on Monday that he doesn’t endorse what they stand for, he looks around and by all accounts he’s happy about this’

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HAYES: "Here I think is the bigger problem. Donald Trump is pleased with where we are at this moment. So he looks at this praise that he’s gotten from David duke and he looks at the emboldenment of the white supremacists. And even if he has said, and said finally on Monday that he doesn’t endorse what they stand for, he looks around and by all accounts he’s happy about this. Steve Bannon says this was a turning point for the presidency in a positive direction. So it’s not just that the president made this mistake, it’s that he’s compounded the mistake by the way he’s handled it since. There’s no indication that he’s going to do what J.C. Watts has asked him to do, what Mitt Romney wants him to do, that he’s going to say, you know what, I repudiate what I said. There shouldn’t be any confusion about how I feel about these groups. He’s happy with this. And for those of us who have fought the identity politics of the left for so many years, it’s incredibly discouraging to see this embraced by at least part of the right, of the same odious identity politics."

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