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

Aug 17, 2017
Originally published on August 16, 2017 4:02 pm

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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