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  President Trump Condemns Hate Groups and Says Racism is Evil  CSPAN  August 14, 2017 6:59pm-7:09pm EDT

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during the time i was on the campaign between any of that between any officials and officials with the russian campaign. we will continue to fully cooperate with the special counsel. we will stay completely focused on the task at hand. and makeica safe again america great again. >> earlier today president trump delivered a statement condemning the violence in charlottesville resulted from a white nationalist the president's remarks run five minutes.
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president trump: thank you. i'm in washington today to meet with my economic team about trade policy and major tax cuts and reform. we are renegotiating trade deals and making them good for the american worker. and it's about time. our economy is now strong. the stock market continues to hit record highs, unemployment is at a 16-year low, and businesses are more optimistic than ever before. companies are moving back to the united states and bringing many thousands of jobs with them. we have already created over one million jobs since i took
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office. we will be discussing economic issues in greater detail later this afternoon, but, based on the events that took place over the weekend in charlottesville, virginia, i would like to provide the nation with an update on the ongoing federal response to the horrific attack and violence that was witnessed by everyone. i just met with fbi director christopher wray and attorney general jeff sessions. the department of justice has opened a civil rights investigation into the deadly car attack that killed one innocent american and wounded 20 others. to anyone who acted criminally in this weekend's racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. justice will be delivered.
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as i said on saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence. it has no place in america. and as i have said many times before, no matter the color of our skin, we all live under the same laws, we all salute the same great flag, and we are all made by the same almighty god. 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,
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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. we are equal in the eyes of our creator. we are equal under the law. and we are equal under our constitution. those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of america. two days ago, a young american woman, heather heyer, was tragically killed. her death fills us with grief, and we send her family our thoughts, our prayers, and our love. we also mourn the two virginia state troopers who died in service to their community, their commonwealth, and their country. troopers jay cullen and burke bates exemplify the very best of america, and our hearts go out
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to their families, their friends, and every member of american law enforcement. these 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 our country, and our federal law enforcement agencies are following through on that pledge. we will spare no resource in fighting so that every american child can grow up free from violence and fear. we will defend and protect the sacred rights of all americans, and we will work together so that every citizen in this blessed land is free to follow
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their dreams in their hearts, and to express the love and joy in their souls. thank you. god bless you. and god bless america. thank you very much. [indiscernible] >> tonight -- >> hackers hack humans. >> we are at the black hat conference talking about cyber security and cyber threats with a ceo. patch andot easy to organization and keep patching it month after month. today we have to think of proactive defense.
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we cannot keep reacting to attacks anymore. we have to turn the concept around. we deed to set booby-traps. you can create an environment. we have to engage in threat hunting. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2.o -- >> tonight former national security advisers talk about the role of global leadership and current threats. the panel includes condoleezza rice, stephen hadley, and susan rice. here's a look. allies and partners need to play a commensurate role. the reason they call it the united states and the state department on 911 is there is not a country that matches our
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military, economic, and moral might, and whether the challenge is gathering a coalition to impose sanctions on russia after they invade crimea and ukraine, whether rallying the world to deal with the ebola epidemic, building a coalition that goes after isis, it were cars the united states to be front and center. it does not mean that others contribute, or that they should call a week. they do not always do so. back nothingtep seems to work. and i think that clearly has been our collective experience. >> that was a portion of a recent event with national security advisers on u.s. global leadership. you can see the whole thing tonight at 8:00 p.m. on season. books and authors on espionage. great defenses of
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the war, with battles at gettysburg and vicksburg. news andvery day, with policy issues that impact you. coming up tuesday morning, charlottesville, virginia-based talkshow host joe thomas talks about this weekend's violence. and a correspondent talks about the opioid crisis. then a person from the kaiser family foundation on disparities in health care. be sure to watch "washington journal" live 7:00 a.m. tuesday morning. join the discussion. >> editor of foreign affairs, talking about foreign policy challenges facing the trump administration. magazine joins us now to talk about the trump administration. i wanto