Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday that President Trump did not draw “moral equivalency” when he denounced “both sides” in Charlottesville, VA.
NBC’s Matt Lauer brought up the Charlottesville situation by asking Pence on “Today” if he had ever met a good neo-Nazi or member of the KKK.
“Never in my life have I met anyone associated with white supremacists or the KKK or the neo-Nazi movement that I would have anything other than contempt for,” Pence asserted. “Honestly, Matt, I can’t remember meeting people in that category. I see them on television.”
Lauer pressed Pence on Trump’s comments that the were “fine people on both sides” of the Charlottesville protests, which Pence somewhat dodged and reiterated that he and the president had condemned white supremacist groups.
“The president and I were every clear last weekend…that we denounce bigotry and hatred and violence in all of its forms,” Pence said. “There was no moral equivalency drawn by the president,”