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S. Carolina Sen. Tim Scott to discuss Charlottesville response with Trump

15 September 2017, 12:31 | Rufus Hill

The US Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington US

The US Capitol Building is lit at sunset in Washington US

The US Congress has unanimously passed a resolution against increasingly prevalent hate groups in the country, sending a clear message to President Donald Trump who stirred controversy by his response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month. Scott wants to share his perspective as the sole black Republican senator and a southern lawmaker, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting.

President Trump will sign a joint resolution condemning white supremacists, the White House said Wednesday.

Trump has been criticised for his response to the violence and rally, in which he asserted there were good people on "both sides" and bemoaned rising efforts to remove Confederate monuments as an attack on United States "history and culture".

Politico reports that this week, Congress has joined together in a rare bipartisan push to pass legislation that formally condemns white supremacists and that enforces an official fight against neo-Nazi and racist domestic terrorism.

In a breakthrough that could shield 800,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation, top congressional Democrats said Wednesday they've reached a deal with President Trump to protect immigrants who were brought to the children.

"We had an opportunity to discuss everything from diversifying the echo chamber, as well as protecting this notion of fairness that is a part and parcel of who we are as Americans", said Scott, R-S.C. Tim Scott Wednesday to talk about the Charlottesville violence and race relations in the country.

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"I think some people limit my experience and my service, outside the state particularly, to being the face for the black conservative movement", Scott said in an interview earlier this year.

Trump had blamed the violence on "many sides" and initially declined to denounce the racist groups involved in the rally.

Sen. Scott told CBS News that he came away from the meeting believing that Trump had "reflected" on the controversy and felt that his comments had been misconstrued.

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"Especially in light of the advent of Antifa, if you take a look at what's going on there, you have some pretty bad dudes on the other side also - and, essentially, that's what I said", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One while returning from visiting Florida. He added, "What we want to see from our president is clarity and moral authority".

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