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Tenney: Trump Has Not Emboldened White Supremacists

She said Obama “bred a lot of divisiveness” as president.

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Danielle Bernstein
Aug. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R) “says she was sickened by the race-fueled violence in Charlottesville … but she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump has emboldened hate groups that she finds repugnant.” Notably she said Trump inherited problems from President Obama, who “bred a lot of divisiveness in people.”

Tenney: “Before Trump was president, they were emboldened. They were out there at their events. I think it’s an unfair characterization. A lot of this stuff has been out there for a long time. To blame it on the president, I don’t know.”

“Some of Tenney’s political opponents say they view her defense of Trump’s comments about Charlottesville as part of the problem,” including state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D), who spoke out against Tenney’s response. (Syracuse Post-Standard)

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