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Trump's remarks on Charlottesville "pretty clear": CIA chief

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 01:21

CIA Director Mike Pompeo defends President Trump's remarks on Charlottesville saying he was ''frankly pretty unambiguous,'' while the city's mayor criticized Trump for not saying the words ''white supremacy.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) CIA Director Mike Pompeo defended President Trump's remarks on Charlottesville saying he was "frankly pretty unambiguous." Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation, Pompeo said the president's remarks were "pretty clear." The White House on Sunday issued a statement saying the president was condemning all forms of "violence, bigotry and hatred" when he spoke about the violence in Charlottesville, including "white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups," after he came under fire for not naming those groups specifically. "The president said very strongly in his statement yesterday that he condemns all forms of violence, bigotry, and hatred, and of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi, and all extremist groups," the White House spokesperson said. "He called for national unity and bringing all Americans together." But Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signor, a democrat, criticized Trump's response saying the president did not go far enough in condemning the violence, nor did he use the words "white supremacy."

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Trump's remarks on Charlottesville "pretty clear": CIA chief

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 01:21