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On Monday, President Trump called out the racist hate groups involved in Saturday’s chaos in Charlottesville, Virginia. In addition to calling them “evil” and “repugnant,” Trump said: “Those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups.” This full throated denouncement was exactly what the Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) craved from the President, but now that they had it, they shifted their attacks to: “What took him?”
“President Trump finally finds the words to condemn white supremacists two days after facing an intense bipartisan backlash for blaming quote “all sides” for the violent unrest in Charlottesville,” sneered Anchor Lester Holt during the opening tease of NBC Nightly News. Soon thereafter, Holt called Trump’s first remarks “tone deaf” and then mocked him for trying “today to find the right notes.”
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During NBC’s first report of the evening, Chief White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson touted the attacks from his detractors. “’Too little too late,’ his critics say, with the CEO of Merck, Ken Frazier, quitting the President's manufacturing council as a matter of personal conscience.’” She hyped.
“The President sees the alt-right and white supremacists and all that crew as part of his base. His view: ‘Pull and keep as many of those voters as I can,’” failed former GOP Chair Michael Steele told Jackson.
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ABC Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega began her report on World...
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