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White House spokeswoman says Trump ‘did not misspeak’ at debate and denounced white supremacy

White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany repeatedly refused Thursday to denounce white supremacists and insisted that President Donald Trump had spoken against racism at the chaotic presidential debate Tuesday.

After ticking off a list of times that Trump denounced white supremacy, McEnany said Trump responded appropriately at the debate when he said the Proud Boys should “stand by” amid racial justice protests nationwide.

“No, he did not misspeak,” McEnany said.

In a fiery press briefing, McEnany repeatedly derided journalists for supposedly spreading #FakeNews about Trump and accused them of a double standard for interrupting her when she dodged questions.

“The media goes haywire about interruptions at the debate but does the very same thing at this briefing,” said McEnany, referring to widespread public criticism of Trump’s repeatedly interrupting debate rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace.

John Roberts of the usually Trump-friendly Fox News launched an extraordinary angry on-air defense of

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White House Says Trump Has ‘Always Denounced White Supremacy’

“I’d like to ask you for a definitive and declarative statement, without ambiguity or deflection, as the person who speaks for the president: Does the president denounce white supremacism and groups that espouse it, in all their forms?” “This has been answered yesterday by the president himself, the day before by the president himself. On the debate stage, the president was asked this. He said, ‘sure,’ three times — yesterday, he was point blank blank asked, ‘Do you denounce white supremacy?’ And he said, ‘I’ve always denounced any form of that.’ I can go back and read for you in August 2019: ‘In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.’ In August of 2017: ‘Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups. I have an entire list of these

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