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:
Question: "Do you find that concerning, the President's refusal last night during the debate to condemn white supremacist groups?"— The Hill (@thehill) September 30, 2020
Sen. Tim Scott: "I think he misspoke." pic.twitter.com/DvyDfKVzBi
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.
“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.