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Scott won't criticize Trump, but does blast racism

Scott denounced racism, but not Trump

[Chris Urso | Tampa Bay Times]

Scott denounced racism, but not Trump



Racism is bad, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday during a news conference in Lake Mary.

While that shouldn't make news, it is somewhat noteworthy because of President Donald Trump's now notorious "many sides" statement on Charlottesville that he made Saturday.

Still, Scott won't crticize Trump, whom he supported throughout the 2016 campaign. 

"I'm not going to parse the president's words, but here's what I'll say: It's evil. It's horrible. I don't believe in racism, I don't believe in bigotry," Scott said. "I believe that the KKK, white supremacists, neo-Nazis, they don't belong in our society."

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[Last modified: Monday, August 14, 2017 2:27pm]


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