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Gov Scott Distances Himself From Trump's Comments But Not Trump

Governor Rick Scott
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Governor Rick Scott
Governor Rick Scott
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Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott is repudiating President Donald Trump’s comments but not the president himself.  Trump in recent days has equated the actions of white nationalists with those of the men and women who marched in opposition.

Rick Scott is joining prominent GOP politicians breaking with Donald Trump’s most recent appraisal of the violence in Charlottesville. 

“There’s no moral equivalency between the two sides,” Scott says.  “Let’s remember what happened on Saturday—a white supremacist murdered a young woman that’s about the same age as my daughter.  I believe 19 people were harmed.”

Scott went on to urge lawmakers at levels of government—including the president—to focus on unity, and Attorney General Pam Bondi echoed those sentiments.  But neither longtime Trump supporter appears willing to desert the volatile president.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.