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PoliticsConway: Attack suspect 'wrong' to call Trump a white nationalist symbol

21:40  15 march  2019
21:40  15 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump says he sees no rise in white nationalism after New Zealand attack

Trump says he sees no rise in white nationalism after New Zealand attack President Trump on Friday said he doesn't see a rise in white nationalism, despite a deadly gun attack at two mosques in New Zealand that killed at least 49 people. "I don't really, I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he sees a rise in white nationalism. "If you look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case. I don't know enough abo ut it yet." He called the shooting a "horrible, horrible thing." At least 49 people were killed in an attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch in New Zealand midday Friday.

Conway: Attack suspect 'wrong' to call Trump a white nationalist symbol© Greg Nash Conway: Attack suspect 'wrong' to call Trump a white nationalist symbol White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Friday a suspect in the deadly New Zealand mosque shootings was "wrong" to call President Trump a symbol of "white identity."

"He's wrong. The shooter is an evil, hateful person. He's wrong about that," Conway told reporters at the White House.

Asked if Trump was disturbed to learn he was mentioned favorably by the suspect, Conway responded by asking the reporter "are you disturbed that somebody could be so hateful and evil?"

Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack

Trump: Media 'working overtime to blame me' for New Zealand attack President Trump on Monday accused the news media of blaming him for last week's deadly shootings on a pair of mosques in New Zealand. 

She also expressed outrage that social media companies would allow someone to live-stream "all this carnage."

"I think you should cover the entire manifesto if you're going to cherry pick a piece of it," Conway said. "Respectfully, you have a duty to talk about what's motivating hate and violence."

One of the suspects in the shootings that left 49 people dead and more than 40 others injured wrote in a 70-page manifesto that he supported Trump "as a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" but not as a "policy maker and leader."

The writings reignited a debate about whether the president bears any responsibility for stoking white nationalism with his past comments, such as when he said in 2017 there were "very fine people on both sides" of a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Trump condemned the "horrible massacre in the Mosques" earlier Friday on Twitter, expressing his support for the victims' families.

Conway said the president would address the attack in person during a Friday afternoon ceremony where he is expected to veto legislation that would end his national emergency at the southwest border.

Trump doesn’t think white nationalism is a threat — but data says otherwise.
Nearly 50 people were allegedly killed by a man in New Zealand who was inspired by white nationalist ideas. The US is no better off. After a gunman inspired by the white nationalist ideas that fuel violence and attempted violence in the United States and elsewhere allegedly killed 49 people at mosques in New Zealand Friday, Donald Trump was asked whether he thought white nationalism is a global rising threat. The United States president responded: “I don’t really.

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