CNN's Paris Dennard: Trump has been better than Obama at calling out white supremacists

CNN's Paris Dennard: Trump has been better than Obama at calling out white supremacists

Dennard: "The president has called these people out ... which is something that President Obama did not do after Charleston"

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From the August 14 edition of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 :

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PARIS DENNARD: Look, all I know, Anderson, is that the president disavowed back in March. He made a very bold statement two days ago, and he clarified the statement and went further today. I am -- I have no issue with what the president said because I think what the president said was correct.

And when it comes to his associations with Steve Bannon and other people like that, there is no evidence, there are no facts and no proof that Steve Bannon is whispering in his ear, telling him not to disavow, not to say these things because what we know is, the president has disavowed. The president has called these people out and said -- and called them by name, which is something that President Obama did not do after Charleston.

Previously:

CNN's Symone Sanders calls for Trump to fire "white supremacist sympathizers" Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka

How Donald Trump emboldened Charlottesville white supremacists

How To Get Away With White Supremacy In Trump's White House

White Nationalists Love Trump’s Steve Bannon Hiring: “With Trump, Every Day Is Christmas”
 

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