Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended President Trump’s statement regarding the violent rallies that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, saying the President was “unequivocal” in condemning white supremacists, racism, and bigotry in all its forms.
Sessions was speaking with ABC News on Monday, where he praised the President’s statement regarding the deadly clash between white nationalist protesters and counter-protesters in the small town of Charlottesville.
“This was a white nationalist rally. What sides was he talking about here?” asked the host of ‘Good Morning America.’
“Racism, white supremacy is totally unacceptable. I think the President talked about the problems in America in that first statement, had been going on a long time,” said the Attorney General. “He said before Donald Trump, before Barack Obama, a long time. I think that’s the kind of thing he was referring to. Too much has been read into that. He was unequivocal in criticizing racism and bigotry.”
“He was talking to the nation about a white nationalist rally, and in doing so he talked about the hatred on many sides,” pressed the reporter.
“He explicitly condemned the kind of ideology behind these movements of Nazism, of white supremacy, the KKK, that is his unequivocal position,” said Sessions. “He totally opposes those kinds of values.”
“His statement yesterday again affirmed that,” he added.
Watch Sessions defend Trump’s comments above.