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LIST: Trump Disavowing White Supremacy…through the Years (Videos, Transcripts)

Posted by FactReal on October 23, 2020

Below is a chronological list (with videos & transcripts) of Donald Trump disavowing white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, David Duke, hate groups, etc.

Liberals and Democrats want Americans to reject Trump. The leftist media continue to pepper Trump with accusations disguised as questions to:
1. Falsely suggest that Trump has never condemned white supremacists before.
2. Smear Trump as a racist.

Below is proof leftists are lying to us.

VIDEO COMPILATION: Donald Trump Denouncing White Supremacy Over and Over




Source Other video copy | here | here.
Caveat: We don’t know anything about the Proud Boys!
TIP: HOW TO HANDLE ACCUSATORY QUESTIONS ABOUT RACE
Every time a conservative or Republican is called a racist or asked questions implying you are a racist, respond by citing quick facts about the Democrats’ racism. Leftists don’t like to be confronted with their misdeeds. They also don’t want others to know that the Democrat Party is the party of slavery/KKK/segregation, etc.

CHRONOLOGY OF TRUMP DISAVOWING RACISTS

2/14/2000:

Q: “When you say the Party is self-destructing, what do you see as the biggest problem with the Reform Party right now?”

TRUMP: “Well, you’ve got David Duke just joined — a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party.”

Source: Interview with NBC’s “Today Show” host Matt Lauer, Feb. 14, 2000
Video | Transcript | Archive

2/14/2000:

TRUMP: “So the Reform Party now includes a Klansman, Mr. Duke, a neo-Nazi, Mr. Buchanan, and a communist, Ms. Fulani. This is not company I wish to keep.”

Source: The New York Times’ Quotation of the Day, Trump’s press release, Feb. 14, 2000
Archived Report | Press release | Archived Press Release

2/19/2000:

TRUMP: “Although I am totally comfortable with the people in the New York Independence Party, I leave the Reform Party to David Duke, Pat Buchanan and Lenora Fulani. That is not company I wish to keep.”

Source: Trump’s op-ed on the New York Times: ‘What I Saw at the Revolution’, Feb. 19, 2000 | Archive

8/26/2015:

Q: “Do you repudiate David Duke?”
TRUMP: “Sure!”

Source: Interview with Bloomberg’s John Heilemann, Aug. 26.2015
Video | Archived Video
Video | Archived Video

2/25/2016:

Q: “David Duke and robocalls are out again, the white supremist movement supporting you. Do you have any words for that?”
TRUMP: “Well, I disavow them.”

Source: Interview with NBC News in spin room after Republican debate, Feb. 25, 2016
Video

2/26/2016:

TRUMP: “David Duke endorsed me? Okay, all right. I disavow, okay?”
Source: Press conference, Feb. 26, 2016
Video | Archived Video

2/28/2016:

TRUMP: “As I stated at the press conference on Friday regarding David Duke – I disavow.”
Source: Trump’s Tweet, Feb. 28, 2016
Archive

2/29/2016:

Q: “And this is your comments on a CNN program where you were asked about David Duke, former grand wizard of the KKK. You said 3 times in this interview, “I don’t know who David Duke is,” and you refused to disavow or distance yourself from him. […]

TRUMP: “Well, I know who he is, but I’ve never met David Duke. So he’s — when you talk about it, I never met David Duke. […] I disavowed David Duke. So I’ve disavowed David Duke all weekend long, on Facebook, on Twitter, and obviously it’s never enough.”

Source: Phone interview with NBC’s “Today Show” hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer, Feb. 29, 2016
Video

3/1/2016:

Q: “So, are you prepared right now to make a clear and unequivocal statement renouncing the support of all white supremists?”

TRUMP: “Of course I am, of course I am.”

Source: Phone interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos, March 1, 2016
Video

3/1/2016:

TRUMP: “When Chris joined, we had a news conference and they asked me the exact same question. I said ‘I disavow’ [..] And I disavowed then; I disavowed today on ABC with George Stephanopoulos, I disavowed again. I mean, how many times are you supposed to disavow? But I disavow and hopefully it’s the final time I have to do it. But if you look at Facebook and if you look at Twitter, right after the show I put out a statement because I want everybody to be sure.”

Source: Super Tuesday news conference, March 1, 2016
Video | Video

3/3/2016:

Q: How would you characterize — to put this to rest — how would you characterize, in more words than one, David Duke?

TRUMP: “David Duke is a bad person, who I disavowed on numerous occasions over the years. [..] I disavowed the KKK. I just did the Today Show and it is the same thing. And I said, ‘How many times do I have to disavow?’ Do you want me to do it again for the 12th time? […] Mika, just to put it clear. I disavowed him in the past. And I disavow him now. And it was very clear that I disavowed. But the press doesn’t want to — they just love the story. By the way, if you look at my twitter, which took place just about the same time of that show, you’ll see I disavowed there too.”

Source: Phone interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, March 3, 2016
Video
Report from MSNBC: “Trump on David Duke: How many times do I have to disavow? I disavowed him in the past, disavow him now.” Archived Tweet

3/3/2016:

Q: “What are your views on the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists?”

TRUMP: “I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke. I’ve been doing it now for two weeks. This is – you’re probably about the 18th person that’s asked me the question… Ultimately he got to the Ku Klux Klan, which obviously I’m going to disavow. And, by the way, if you look on my Twitter account, almost immediately after the program they were disavowed again.”

Source: Question from Chris Wallace during FOX News GOP presidential debate, March 3, 2016
Video | Transcript | Archived transcript

3/6/2016:

TRUMP: But I have rejected. How many times do I have to reject.I reject David Duke, rejected David Duke. I have rejected the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan. From the time I’m 5 years old, I rejected them. I put it on Twitter last week. How many times? You know, it’s an amazing thing with Twitter. I have 6 million, more than 6 million. And I have another 6 million with Facebook. I have like 13 or almost 14 million with Instagram. When I put out a minor message, everybody picks it up. Donald Trump just tweeted something very unimportant. Let me just explain. When I put out that I reject the KKK and David Duke, nobody picks it up. You know why they don’t? Because they don’t want to pick it up. They pick it up. You pick it up. Everyone else picks it up — you saw — simultaneously, practically at the same time. They don’t want to pick it up. Now, I have been asked this question so many times. I have rejected it so many times. […] So, I said it myself. How many times do I have to reject or disavow?

Q: Let me ask you this question. What about the — David Duke is saying to his supporters and followers, vote for Donald Trump. White supremacist are saying, vote — do you want those votes?

TRUMP: No, I don’t want them. And I don’t want him to say it. I can’t help if he says it, if he says it. But I don’t want it and I don’t — if he says it — John, if he says it, he says it, OK? Do I want it? No.

Q: And you don’t want the supporters?

TRUMP: No, I don’t want anything. But how many times…

Q: What do you think of white supremacists, by the way?

TRUMP: I don’t like any group of hate. Hate groups are not for me. But I have said this before. The press hates me to say it. They just don’t want to pick it up.

Source: Interview with CBS’ “Face The Nation” host John Dickerson, March 6, 2016
Video | Transcript

7/24/2016:

Q: “David Duke announced his Senate candidacy claiming your agenda for his own, or essentially saying, “Glad that you spoke out.””

TRUMP: “Are you ready, before you ask the question?”

Q: “Newt Gingrich said, “Every Republican should repudiate this guy no matter what it takes” —

TRUMP: “I did. And I do. Are you ready? I want —

Q: Would you support a Democrat over David Duke if that was what was necessary to defeat him?

TRUMP: I guess, depending on who the Democrat, but the answer would be yes. Look, the answer is, as quick as you can say it. In fact, I went to answer you before you — Because last time with another person in your position, I did it very quickly. And they said, “He didn’t do it fast enough.” Rebuked. Is that okay? Rebuked, done–

Q: Rebuked, done. Okay. Tax returns. A lot of conspiracy theories are being out there about why– what’s in your tax returns…

Source: Interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, July 24, 2016
Video | Archived video | Transcript | Archived transcript

8/25/2016:

Q: “Do you want white supremists to vote for you?”

TRUMP: “No, I don’t, at all, not at all.And I will tell you — this is not about hate, this is about love. We love our country.”

Source: Interview with WMUR’s Adam Sexton in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 25, 2016
Video
Report: One-on-one: Donald Trump addresses accusations of racism, bigotry | Archive

11/2/2016:

CNN: “[Trump’s] campaign is denouncing the show of support from the KKK’s official newspaper, as in the Ku Klux Klan…”

Source: CNN news segment, Nov. 2, 2016
Video

11/22/2016:

New York Times: “Asked point-blank about Nazi conference in DC over weekend:
Trump tells NYT, “Of course, I disavow and condemn them.”

Archived tweet

11/22/2016:

CNN: “In the same New York Times interview, [Trump] denounced white supremicists. He denounced the neo-Nazis who support him.”

Source: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Nov. 22, 2016
Video

8/12/2017:

TRUMP: “We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. […] We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true — really, I say this so strongly, true affection for each other. […] Above all else, we must remember this truth, no matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are all Americans first.”

Source: Trump’s statement addressing violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12, 2017
Transcript & video

8/12/2017:

TRUMP: “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!” (Aug. 12, 2017)

8/12/2017:

TRUMP: “We must remember this truth: No matter our color, creed, religion or political party, we are ALL AMERICANS FIRST.” (Aug. 12, 2017)

8/12/2017:

TRUMP: Tweeted video: “We must love each other, respect each other, and cherish our history and our future together.”
Tweet: “We will continue to follow developments in Charlottesville, and will provide whatever assistance is needed. We are ready, willing and able.” (Aug. 12, 2017)

8/12/2017:

TRUMP: “Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!” (Aug. 12, 2017)

8/14/2017:

TRUMP: “As I said on Saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. It has no place in America. And as I have said many times before: No matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We must love each other, show affection for each other, and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry, and violence. We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans. Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. We are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are equal under the law. And we are equal under our Constitution. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America. Two days ago, a young American woman, Heather Heyer, was tragically killed. Her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love.”

Source: Trump’s statement on violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 14, 2017
Video | Transcript | Archive

8/15/2017 [TOPIC: Charlottesville violence] No, Trump didn’t call neo-Nazis “fine people.”

Video and transcript prove Trump was talking about pro- and anti-statue protestors, not neo-Nazis vs. Antifa thugs when he said there “were fine people on both sides.” Trump also said, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally.”

Q: Do you think that what you call the alt-left is the same as neo-Nazis?

TRUMP: Those people — all of those people –excuse me, I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of Robert E. Lee.
[…]

Q: The neo-Nazis started this. They showed up in Charlottesville to protest —

TRUMP: Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves — and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group — excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures as you did. — You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

Q: George Washington and Robert E. Lee are not the same.

TRUMP: George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down — Excuse me, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?

Q I do love Thomas Jefferson.

TRUMP: Okay, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue? So you know what, it’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people — and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists — because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people. But you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets, and with the baseball bats. You had a lot of bad people in the other group.

Source: Trump’s Press conference, August 15, 2017
Video | Transcript | Archive

8/22/2017:

TRUMP: “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core of America. And tonight, this entire arena stands united in forceful condemnation of the thugs who perpetrate hatred and violence. […] [The media] don’t want to report that I spoke out forcefully against hatred, bigotry, and violence, and strongly condemned the neo-Nazis, the white supremists, and the KKK.”

Source: Trump’s rally in Phoenix, Arizona, Aug. 22, 2019
Video

9/14/2017: President Trump signs congressional resolution condemning white supremacy:

“Today, I am pleased to sign S.J. Res. 49. As Americans, we condemn the recent violence in Charlottesville and oppose hatred, bigotry, and racism in all forms. No matter the color of our skin or our ethnic heritage, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty God. We are a Nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal. As one people, let us move forward to rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans.”

Source: Statement from the President about the Signing of S.J. Res. 49 — Charlottesville Resolution, September 14, 2017)
Transcript

8/5/2019:

TRUMP: (1:35): “Our hearts are shattered for every family whose parents, children, husbands, and wives were ripped from their arms and their lives. America weeps for the fallen.” […]

TRUMP: (3:22): “The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate. In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul. We have asked the FBI to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and domestic terrorism — whatever they need.”

Source: Remarks by President Trump on the Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio, August 5, 2019)
Video | Transcript | Archive

8/7/2019:

TRUMP: “Any group of hate, I don’t like it, any group of hate, whether it’s white supremists, whether it’s any other kind of supremacy, whether it’s Antifa, whether it’s any group of hate, I am very concerned about it, and I’ll do something about it.”

Source: Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure, Aug. 7, 2019
Video | Transcript | Archive

9/29/2020 [TOPIC: “Stand down/stand by, Proud Boys” controversy]:

1) The word “stand” was brought up first by the debate moderator (not Trump) when he prompted Trump to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and “to say that they need to stand down.” Transcript and video show Trump answering “sure” even though the moderator (Fox News’ Chris Wallace) hadn’t finished the question. Then Trump said, “Sure, I’m willing to do that.” [But the leftwing media continue to report that Trump failed to condemn the supremacists and that he gave an order to the Proud Boys to “stand by & ready”.]

2) Joe Biden was the first to mention the “Proud Boys.”
Transcript and video show Trump complying with Biden’s and Wallace’s request by responding, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.” [Next day Trump explained that “stand down/back/by” meant to get out of the way – to let law enforcement handle the Antifa rioters.]

Video | Transcript (emphasis added):

WALLACE: “Are you willing, tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups —

TRUMP: Sure.

WALLACE: — and to say that they need to stand down and not add to the violence in a number of these cities as we saw in Kenosha, and as we’ve seen in Portland.

TRUMP: Sure, I’m willing to do that.

WALLACE: Are you prepared specifically to do it.
[…]
WALLACE: So what are you — what are you saying?

TRUMP: I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.

WALLACE: Well, then, do it, sir.

TRUMP: I am —

BIDEN: Say it. Do it. Say it.

TRUMP: Do you call them — What do you want to call them? Give me a name. Give me a name.

WALLACE: White supremacist — and right-wing militia.

TRUMP: Go ahead. Who would you like me to condemn?

BIDEN: White supremacists. The Proud Boys.

TRUMP: Who.

WALLACE: White supremacists and right-wing militia.

TRUMP: Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, I’ll tell you what. Somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem —

BIDEN: His own — his own FBI director said —

TRUMP: –this is a left-wing problem. This is a left-wing problem.

BIDEN: — the threat comes from white supremacists. Antifa is an idea, not an organization.

9/30/2020: Trump explains the ‘stand down’ remark means ‘let law enforcement handle the rioters’:

As we explained above (day 9/29/2020), the word “stand” was brought up first by the debate moderator (not Trump).

From The White House:

9/30/2020:

Q: “Do you denounce white supremacists?”

TRUMP: “I’ve always denounced any form — any form, any form of any of that, you have to denounce”.


ABC’s Kyra Phillips tweeted: “Just now: ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ tells me he DENOUNCES white supremacists”
Source

10/1/2020:

Exchange between Trump’s Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany & Fox News reporter John Roberts:
Video | Transcript:

ROBERTS: Kayleigh, if I could start off, I’d like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement, without ambiguity or deflection: As the person who speaks for the President, does the President denounce white supremacism and groups that espouse it in all their forms?

MCENANY: This has been answered, yesterday by the President himself, the day before by the President himself on the debate stage. The President was asked this; he said “sure” three times. Yesterday, he was point-blank asked, “Do you denounce white supremacy?” And he said, “I’ve always denounced any form of that.”

I can go back and read for you — in August 2019, “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy.” In August of 2017, “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups.” I have an entire list of these quotes that I can go through with you.

He has condemned white supremacy more than any President in modern history.

McEnany later tweeted that Robert’s reporter-wife had tweeted 21 hours before that Trump had denounced white supremacists:

10/1/2020:

TRUMP: “Let me be clear, I condemn the KKK, white supremacists and the Proud Boys. I don’t know much about the Proud Boys, almost nothing, but I condemn that. But he [Joe Biden] 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.”

Source: Phone interview with Fox News Channel’s Hannity, Oct. 1, 2020
Video | Video | Report

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