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'Duck Dynasty' Mom Has Strong Message for Donald Trump: Get Out of 'Fight Mode'

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By    |   Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:11 PM

"Duck Dynasty" mom Korie Robertson laid into President Donald Trump on Thursday for failing to unify the country in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In an emotional interview with CNN's Jamie Gangel, Robertson — who voted for Trump — lamented Trump is still in presidential election "fight mode."

"I don't think he's leading our country to a place of unity," she said. "I think he's in fight mode, and he still is in fight mode, and I'm like, 'You won. You won the election, so you need to get out of fight mode, and let's get into, like, peace and unifying people.'"

In the days following the violence, Robertson raised eyebrows when she retweeted former President Barack Obama's message "no one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion."

But she said the message was one of the "positive" things to come out of the horror.

"It was so sad for me to see that amount of hate being spewed out by people," she said. "It's so counter to Jesus' teachings in the way we're supposed to be."

Robertson said Trump's failure to immediately condemn the hateful groups was "shocking and scary," and insisted there was "absolutely not" any moral equivalency between the "Unite the Right" organizers and the counter-protesters.

"I tried to kind of give him the benefit of the doubt on like what he meant to say, but then when he came back and he started saying there were good people on both sides and all that, that's when it got even more shocking to me, because I was like, 'I don't know how you can say there are good people that are marching with torches and, you know, shouting Nazi slogans, wearing Hitler shirts, you know, spewing all amount of hate,'" she said.

"So, if there's a good person that showed up there, they would leave whenever they saw what was happening."

"I really can't defend him in any way on that," she added, saying she could not say yet if she will cast her ballot for the president in 2020.

Robertson is married to "Duck Commander CEO" Willie Robertson, an early and vocal supporter of Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

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"Duck Dynasty" mom Korie Robertson laid into President Donald Trump on Thursday for failing to unify the country in the wake of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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