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Hatch Urges Trump to 'Clearly, Unequivocally' Condemn White Supremacy

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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah (AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 August 2017 11:06 PM

President Donald Trump was urged to "clearly and unequivocally" condemn white supremacy by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, ABC reported Wednesday.

"Hatch urged him to speak clearly and unequivocally on these issues, because even the appearance of tolerating hate and bigotry only divides us further," said an aide to Hatch.

Trump doubled down Tuesday on his comments blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, where three people died and at least 34 were injured when white nationalists clashed with counter-protestors.

"What about the alt-left that came charging at the — as you say — the alt-right?” Trump asked reporters at an news conference on infrastructure plans. "Do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in their hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do. As far as I am concerned, that was a horrible, horrible day."

Hatch also told Trump he wants him to find opportunities to unify the nation "and come together so we can grow from this."

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