Sen. Tim Scott Suggests Trump ‘Misspoke’ on White Supremacists Remarks

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is encouraging President Donald Trump to correct remarks he made in response to a question about white supremacy during the first presidential debate on Tuesday night.

A reporter asked Scott on Wednesday, “Do you find that concerning, the President’s refusal last night during the debate to condemn white supremacist groups?”

He replied, “I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment, he was asking Chris what he wanted to say. I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”

Watch his comments below:

Trump failed to directly condemn white supremacists or militia groups when asked if he would, as IJR previously reported.

“Sure,” Trump said.

He added, “I would say almost everything I see is from the left-wing. Not from the right-wing. I’m willing to do anything, I want to see peace.”

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden pointed to the right-wing Proud Boys group as an example.

“Proud Boys, stand back and stand by. But I’ll tell you what, somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the left. Because this is not a right-wing problem,” Trump said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) weighed in on Trump’s remarks, as IJR previously reported.

“I lost a lot of sleep last night over that one fact,” Pelosi said.

Biden and Trump traded several jabs during the chaotic debate.

Trump pressed Biden on whether he would support packing the Supreme Court with additional justices.

After interrupting Biden, the former vice president said, “Will you shut up, man?”

He went on to stress, “This is so unpresidential.”

According to a CBS New post-debate poll, Biden won the debate.

Biden grabbed 48% while Trump secured 41% in the poll. A total of 10% of those polled said it was a tie.

Responses

  1. “If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.” Sen. Tim Scott

    And what will you do about it if King Donald The Loser does not retract it?

    Nothing. Of course.

  2. Robyn, ANYONE who condones or excuses King Donald The Loser’s language or statements or lack of clarity, for that matter, on such a softball question is no better than the president himself.

    ANTIFA is not a terrorist organization and is in no way comparable to the white nationalists. Not at all.

  3. But Robyn… you left out the best part! Did your mind blank out at the next 30 seconds? Chris Wallace did NOT introduce “stand by” languagr and THAT was the worst part of it.

    Also, Biden has been very open about condeming violence and riots. He has been saying it all summer. The only thing Biden said that you paarently dislike is a quote from an FBI director regarding Antifa.

  4. The media and Dems are lying again, and I am tired of Sen Scott going along with the race-baiting all the time.

    Breibart Fact Check: Transcript Shows Trump Agreed to Condemn White Supremacists; ‘Stand By’ Followed Wallace’s Prompt.

    👉🏼 Wallace: You have repeatedly criticized the vice president for not specifically calling out Antifa —

    Trump: That’s right.

    Wallace: — and other left-wing extremist groups. But are you willing, tonight to condemn white supremacists and militia groups —

    Trump: Sure.

    👉🏼 Four things are clear from the transcript below:

    🔹 Wallace refused to accept “sure” for an answer and demanded Trump (and only Trump) condemn extremists onstage.

    🔹 Wallace is the one who introduced the “stand down” language — not Trump, who was doing what he was asked.

    🔹 Biden is the one who demanded Trump condemn the “Proud Boys” — a right-wing group — and Trump complied.

    🔹 Biden refused to condemn Antifa, saying it was “an idea, not an organization.” Wallace then tried to end the argument.

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