Jake Tapper: The only groups immune from Trump's attacks are Vladimir Putin and white supremacists

Jake Tapper: The only groups immune from Trump's attacks are Vladimir Putin and white supremacists

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From the August 14 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): Indeed a reel of the president's public statements and twitter archive are a veritable gold mine of attacks against those whose behavior of which he disapproves.

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There are two exceptions of course, Vladamir Putin and it would seem white supremacists. The president seems to struggle when called to specifically and unequivically criticize those groups.

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The president had to attempt this do-over of a condemnation because the first time he spoke on this issue on Saturday, he embraced the notion that both the Nazis and those protesting the Nazis were equally at fault

Previously:

On MSNBC, NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Sherrilyn Ifill lists the ways Trump has emboldened white supremacists and Nazis

Right-wing media provided home for white supremacist before he organized Charlottesville rally

Discussing white supremacists in Charlottesville, CNN's Ken Cuccinelli tells CNN’s Symone Sanders to shut up

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