Sen. Mark Warner: Trump Should Have Denounced White Nationalists Sooner | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

Sen. Mark Warner: Trump Should Have Denounced White Nationalists Sooner | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC


WHITE HOUSE IS BEING RENOVATED. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC SENATOR AND FORMER GOVERNOR MARK WARNER JOINS ME NOW FOR HIS FIRST NATIONAL INTERVIEW SINCE SATURDAY’S INCIDENTS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US SENATOR. DID THE PRESIDENT SAY WHAT YOU WANTED HIM TO HEAR BY NAME CHECKING THE KKK, WHITE SUPREMACISTS, RACISTS, NEO-NAZIS?>>ANDREA, I THINK THE PRESIDENT IN HIS LAST STATEMENT ACTUALLY SOUNDED PRESIDENTIAL. I WISH HE WOULD HAVE SAID THOSE SAME WORDS ON SATURDAY WHEN LOCAL LEADERS, ELECTED LEADERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WERE CALLING OUT THIS KIND OF VILENESS THAT WAS EXHIBITED BY SOME OF THESE HATE GROUPS ON SATURDAY. I’M DISAPPOINTED IT TOOK HIM A COUPLE OF DAYS, I KNOW I GOT CALLS FROM SENATORS IN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES ON SATURDAY SAYING THIS IS AWFUL WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, BUT I WILL GIVE THE PRESIDENT THE BENEFIT THAT TODAY HE SAID THE WORDS, NOW WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ACTS ON THOSE WORDS AND THAT WE FULLY PURSUE NOT ONLY THIS ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO RECKLESSLY MURDERED THAT ONE INDIVIDUAL AND HURT OTHERS, BUT THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WILL GO AFTER SOME OF THESE HATE GROUPS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BECAUSE THEY’LL BE BACK.>>YOU WERE THE GOVERNOR AND I KNOW YOU KNOW CHARLOTTESVILLE WELL. TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE THERE TO HEAL THESE WOUNDS AND DEAL WITH THE UNDERLYING PROBLEMS.>>WELL, CHARLOTTESVILLE IS A COMMUNITY WITH A RICH HISTORY OF TOLERANCE, DIVERSITY, IT’S A UNIVERSITY TOWN, IT’S GOT A LOT OF FOLKS THAT HAVE MOVED THERE, IT’S RATED ONE OF THE BEST SMALL CITIES IN AMERICA. SO I THINK FOLKS WERE SURPRISED AT WHAT HAPPENED IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH A LENGTHY PROCESS ON TRYING TO SORT THROUGH THE FULL STORY OF RACE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, WHICH INVOLVES BOTH THESE CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS AND THE FACT THAT FOR AN AWFUL LONG TIME VIRGINIA HAS A PROUD HISTORY, BUT WE HAVE SOME DARK SPOTS ON THAT HISTORY, FROM HOW WE TREATED AFRICAN-AMERICANS AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, AND IMMIGRANTS BACK IN THE 50s. MYMY HOPE IS OUT OF THE TRAGEDYF SATURDAY, THAT I’M CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A SENSE OF TOLERANCE AND A SENSE THAT THIS COMMUNITY WILL STILL REMAIN GREAT.>>THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CALLED IT DOMESTIC TERRORISM, I DON’T THINK THE PRESIDENT DID. BUT DO WE HAVE TO CALL IT WHAT IT IS, WHICH IS TERRORISM?>>I THINK WE DO, ANDREA. THIS WAS DOMESTIC TERRORISM. IT WAS THE SAME TYPE OF EVIL TACTICS, USING A CAR AS A WEAPON THAT WE HAVE SEEN IN EUROPE. AND FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE THAT WAS SO OBSESSED ABOUT CALLING OUT BARACK OBAMA FOR FAILING TO USE THE TERM ISLAMIC TERRORISTS, THAT SAME STANDARD SHOULD BE APPLIED WHEN WE’RE SEEING FOREIGN BASED TERRORISM TAKE PLACE HERE IN AMERICA OR WHEN WE SEE WHAT WE SAW ON SATURDAY, A HATE GROUP THAT PRACTICED DOMESTIC TERRORISM.>>AND WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE ALSO TO — IT’S A UNIVERSITY TOWN AS YOU POINTED OUT, IT’S A GREAT UNIVERSITY, OBVIOUSLY INCOMING FRESHMEN AND OTHER STUDENTS ARE ABOUT TO ALIVE ON CAMPUS, THERE’S A LOT OF ISSUES IN THAT WONDERFUL COMMUNITY, WHICH IS THE HOME OF JEFFERSON, THAT IS A COMPLICATED HISTORY AS WELL, BUT ALSO A GREAT INTELLECTUAL FORCE IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.>>I THINK YOU’LL SEE FRESHMAN WHO ARE STARTING SCHOOL IN A SHORT TIME WILL CONTINUE TO COME IN, CHARLOTTESVILLE IS A GREAT, GREAT COMMUNITY. IT’S GOT A GREAT ACADEMIC LIFE, IT’S GOT A GREAT TOURISM. AND CHARLOTTE HAS HAD A HISTORY OF WRESTLING WITH TOUGH ISSUES, THE LOCAL CITY COUNCIL THERE DID THIS WHOLE MONUMENT OVER 18 MONTHS, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PUBLIC HEARINGS. BUT SOME OF THESE ALT-RIGHT GROUPS, AT LEAST IN TERMS OF THEIR PRESS YESTERDAY AND TODAY, THEY SAW-THE FACT THAT THESE ALF RIGHT GROUPS, THEY HAVE ALREADY APPLIED FOR THE RIGHT TO RALLY IN RICHMOND AT A LATER TIME, THEY HAVE ALREADY SAID THEY’RE GOING TO RALLY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT AMERICANS OF ALL POLITICAL STRIPES STAND UP AND SAY WE SUPPORT FREE SPEECH BUT THE KIND OF HATE SPEECHES AND NEO-NAZI AND VILE EFFORTS THAT THESE GROUPS REPRESENT, THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN ANY POLITICAL DIALOGUE IN OUR COUNTRY.>>HOW DO YOU BALANCE THE EQUITIES OF FREE SPEECH, THIS GOES BACK TO THE ACLU DECADES AGO, WEST VIRGINIA IS AN OPEN CARRY STATE. THERE ARE MANY OPEN CARRY STATES IN THE U.S. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE ARRIVE WITH CONFEDERATE FLAGS AND HELMETS AND MILITARY UNIFORMS?>>I THINK DEMOCRACY IS MESSY AND OUR FIRST AMENDMENT IS WHAT SEPARATES US FROM BASICALLY ANY OTHER WESTERN DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD. SO WE HAVE GOT TO PROTECT THAT, THERE’S GOT TO BE, THOUGH, I THESE APPROPRIATE POLICE PRESENCE THAT WAS AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY, SAND MY HOPE, THOUGH, IS A MORE MORE UNIFORM CONDEMNA OF THESE GROUPS FROM ACROSS THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM. I WAS VERY PROUD WHEN I SAW SO MANY OF MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES ON SATURDAY EITHER CALL TWEET OUT MESSAGES CONDEMNING THESE TYPES OF GROUPS. THERE IS NO SPOT — THERE IS A SPOT FOR ANYBODY IN THE POLITICAL DIALOGUE, BUT NOT FOR ANYONE THAT PRACTICES HATE THAT CALLS FOR RACIST — A RACIST APPROACH TO OUR COUNTRY. THAT IS NOT WHAT AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IS BUILT

67 thoughts on “Sen. Mark Warner: Trump Should Have Denounced White Nationalists Sooner | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

  1. You have to give him time to find someone in the White House to write the speech that isn't a white supremacist or alt-right. That's not easy considering the people he surrounds himself with. "Part of the problem is that nobody wants to hurt each other anymore." – Donald Trump 2016

  2. Treasonous trump is K.K.K. approved and K.G.B. sponsored! Of course hes not gunna immediately denounce his nazi bros n sis! Impeachment is the only thing that's gunna unite or divided nation!

  3. He wasn't sincere with his words. He was just going through the motions and had to be forced to denounce the actions of the White Supremacist groups, KKK, and Neo-Nazis. Trump is a racist coward!

  4. But he didn't. If this was to do with the people spreading the Pizzagate theories, he'd probably never do it. After all, anything that gives himself more support can't be wrong.

  5. "He said the words" and that's all they are, meaningless words out of a meaningless vile, orange creature. Trump's Nazi fans even know they were just meaningless words. These terrorists need to identified, rooted out, and their whole family needs to be bombed to oblivion.

    What do you do when armed nazis set foot in your town? You shoot them dead 'til they stop coming.

  6. Trump's response was too little too late and clearly the result of some powerful Republicans telling him what to say if he wanted their continued cooperation.

  7. mitchell: "what do you do when they show up in your cities?"
    dude: "bler derp a der bler blah blah blah…"

    what dude should have said: "nothing. didn't you see what happened saturday? we do nothing about that, andrea."

  8. A leader doesn't wait two days to condemn the violent groups who converged upon Charlottesville. It seems the best our leaders have ever done to deter these groups is condemn them with words. They say how unacceptable the violence being perpetrated upon women and minorities, and especially African Americans, but I don't see anything being done. What I do see is a leadership terrified that they will become target of these hate groups, society's real menace. These groups have been a living nightmare for African-Americans for centuries, yet there they are walking down the street with guns spewing hate. It would be refreshing to see police performing stop and frisk on them. I have no doubt these groups are funding their causes, illicitly.

  9. we can agree that not all trumpsters are racist, kkk or white supremacist but all kkk and white supremacist groups supported the orange chimp
    this SOB president is racist, bigot, pathological liar and a fake president

  10. Trump was reading from a tele-prompter. He was force to denounce the hate groups. Obama always spoke from the hart.

  11. Lol people have no clue what's happening! Race baiters on the rise! Never underestimate the power of idiots in large numbers

  12. trumps lack of sincerity & credibility seem to erode EVERYTIME he's forced to speak… He fails to call our Nazis & Racists for days? How much more insincere can you be?

  13. There not happy cause he didn't denounce it, now he did, and there not happy cause he didn't do it right away. This is Proof trump cant win with the Media! This Media is dangerous and dishonest!

  14. I have never heard as much racially enraging words than what came out of the media today. You are the biggest haters! You cause this rage. You dont care or think about what you say to make your agenda. Today I shut it all off…

  15. Does he need to name all the racist groups individually? KKK, White Supremacists, BLM, The New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Black Hebrews etc. Then groups like ANTIFA which played a major part in inciting the violence that occurred in Charlottesville. ANTIFA is a fascist group which seeks to silence any speech that it deems offensive by force and intimidation. ANTIFA comes armed with clubs and spears, some now claim to be conceal carry as well. The KKK is all but gone with small groups here and there of racist and I might add anti Semitic under achievers looking for some one to blame for their perceived lack of opportunity. If your not going to tolerate racism then don't tolerate any of it. Ban all the afore mentioned groups or stop pulling the race card.

  16. no matter which side you come down on I think we all can agree with Dr. David Duke that white people at the most oppressed race on earth.

  17. I heard that crap Trump said twice and neither one of them was sincere to me. Such a big contrast to what Pres. Obama would have said if he were the current President. Makes me miss Pres. Obama even more. I don't think every Republican is racist but every racist is a Trump supporter and he knows it. That's why it takes him days to acknowledge when a KKK/white supremacist/Neo Nazi commits a domestic terrorist attack like with what happened in Seattle and Virginia. He didn't say anything about another cop being shot and killed by a white man in Missouri. As a matter of fact, the main stream media barely covers when a white man kills a cop. If the domestic terrorist group was black, Hispanic, or middle eastern Muslim he would strongly condemn it, have his justice department swiftly shut them down. He would use those type of groups as a rallying cry to the racists. They even have been tweeting about the fact that he didn't come strongly against them and only said something because he had to, not because he believes the words someone wrote for him to say. The fact that they are bragging about it speaks volumes and truthfully it felt like Trump was saying what he was told he had to say.

  18. trump is racist and couldn't speak against them until he spoke to them first. He had to have a speech that mentioned Obama.. Because he doesn't want to be blamed for anything.

  19. Trump doesn't want to turn off any of his supporters no matter how odious they are. Soon he will have no supporters but Klansmen, gun nuts, Nazis and religious fanatics.

  20. I think it was a made for T.V. riot. Fortunately, only the chronically illinformed get most of their news from the sock puppets on T.V.

  21. Mark Warner, DT sounding "Presidential"… cause someone wrote a politically neutral statement! Instead of his ad-lib less than ten word formula, repeated three times!

  22. 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. Psalm

  23. Yet another white male conservative terrorist in OKC: Jerry Drake Varnell. According to conservative logic, it's time to deport white male conservatives.

  24. Trump just condemned the KKK, neo-Nazis, and white supremacists by name, crushing the left's hysterical narrative!

  25. Donald Trump's hands now are red with the blood of hate flowing through them as he designed it to be from the begining. His end will be one of suffering as the forces build their strength against him and his criminal clan worldwide. To the military leaders of the United States, do not protect his administration or the white house as they are now the enemy of all the good people of America. Trump's orders are now unlawful as he is no longer willing or is he capable of fulfilling his sworn duty to protect America and its people from harm. Congress should be about his removal immediately or face his same fate and demise of their party and its members. The civil war is about to begin, again.

  26. How often did the media criticize Obama for not condemning BLM and Antifa for all the terrible acts they committed??

  27. This is why the dems are losing elections. Race-identity-gender politics (along with class warfare). Americans are sick of it! We just look at our paychecks and see the gov. confiscating more and more of our income. No one cares about the Russian collusion story. No one cares about trans gender rights. Everyone knows the media is absolutely corrupt, and therefore does not even watch "the news". We see our country becoming a giant refugee camp. Illegal immigrants who sponge off the taxpayer and displace American workers – all the while, committing 30% of all the crime. We see that starting a small business is becoming too expensive and bogged down in too much bureaucratic red tape.

  28. We are living in dangerous times. Anarchy, even. Aside from who started it, and I believe Trump fuels a lot of it, we the people need to stop the hate and violence. ANTIFA should have stayed out of this. There's a time for protest, but this was not one of them. Get out of the streets and let the police take care of the problem in their town. As far as Trump's words go, I'm taking them at face value. "This has to stop" and it does. Regardless of who fueled all this, the only way to end it is to pick your battles. Both sides need to let the other protest peacefully.

  29. i'm not defeending but THE DRIVER is an indegent vulnerble 20 yr old young man. since childhood has attacked his mother violently many time since he was 10 yrs old. his mother asked for mental health support for years. a casualty of NO HEALTH CARE he was susceptible to ALT RIGHT NEO NAZI PROPAGANDA that has spread like an epidemic, a bad disease. its sad trump calls these SICK PUPPY WEBSITES his base

  30. Why do you always make things so much more complicated that they need to be. Hate speech should flat out be banned in America. The difference between hate speech and free speech couldn't be any clearer !

  31. I would not allow my kids to come to America to study. Its the same as sending them to Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq. In fact its worse in the US, its like the realisation of the 'Purge' movie. The US is now a third world style nation now, ruled by a 'junta' where healthcare is optional and gun violence is the norm!

  32. Police in West Goshen Township, PA, charged Clayton Carter, 51, in the shooting death of his next-door neighbor, G. Brooks Jennings in the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to ABC Philadelphia. I haven't heard Gov Mark Warner denounce this politically motivated act of terrorism, nor has the media developed the narrative in any way. Does that mean he endorses it?

  33. SEN Mark Warner, I have always respected you for speaking out against TRUMP & his ignorance but when are all of you going to put an end to TRUMPS TERROR? You all have the power to STOP ALL THIS..
    Does it have to be one of your family members life taken before any of YOU PUT AN END TO innocent lives being taken by RACIST IGNORANT KILLERS???
    Why are you all ALLOWING TRUMP TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER?
    I am losing RESPECT for these people in GOVERNMENT WHO ARE ALL TO AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE DEVIL…
    OH BUT, NOW IT'S HILLARY AND OBAMA'S FAULT.
    IT TAKES A GOOD PERSON TO ADMIT THEIR FAULTS.
    AND NONE OF YOU ARE GOOD PEOPLE…………..
    IMPEACH THAT DEVIL AND STOP THE WAR ON THE INNOCENT.
    HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL YOU ALLOW TO DIE??????????

  34. Truman was Democrat and he was KKK. He openly stated he agreed with KKK and proud of it. The fact is Democrat strongly connected with 3K in the South. They need their votes. They are part of DNC.

  35. Stop calling this thug 'presidential'!!! Someone wrote that barely tolerable statement for him. This is unacceptable!!!!!

  36. this is how the Neo Nazis feel:
    "trump's words were good, he didn't attack us, he just said we need to come together, nothing specific against us and when asked to condemn us he just walked out of the room, trump still loves us, God Bless him"
    I guess trump did a great job in making the terrorists feel loved! Good Grief!

  37. Andrea Mitchell a dried up old bag trump has denounce hate groups , the kkk , David Duke at least 15 times in the last two year , but you don't cover that , lies by omission r your mo

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