WH Pool report #4 - More POTUS remarks from Dip Room

From: "Linskey, Annie"
Date: August 14, 2017 at 1:16:16 PM EDT
Subject: WH Pool report #4 - More POTUS remarks from Dip Room

MORE FROM POTUS remarks on Charlottesville violence
POTUS spoke from the Dip Room. Check quotes against transcript.

POTUS (mostly reading from Teleprompter)

"We must love each other, show affection for each other and unite together in condemnation of hatred, bigotry and violence."

"We must rediscover the bonds of love and loyalty that bring us together as Americans."

"Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans."

"We are a nation founded on the truth that all of us are created equal."

"Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America."

Trump said Heather Hayer's name. "Her death fills us with grief and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers and our love."

"We also mourn the two VA state troopers, who died in service to their community, their commonwealth and their country."

POTUS said they "exemplify the very best of America."

POTUS said the three "fallen Americans"  "embody the goodness and decency  of our nation."

"In times such as these, America has always shown its true character. Responding to hate with love, division with unity and violence with an unwavering resolve for justice."

"As a candidate I promised to restore law and order to country" POTUS said that law enforcement is "following through with that pledge."


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