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Gillibrand hits Trump over white nationalism comments: 'We have to be better than this'

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Mar 15, 2019 7:12 PM 1+ week ago

Democratic presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., slammed President Trump on Friday for saying he didn't think white nationalism was a rising threat across the globe, in the wake of a mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead.

"I don't really. I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems," Trump said in the Oval Office when asked by a reporter if he believed that white nationalism was a growing global threat.

"I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case. I don't know enough about it yet. They're just learning about the person and the people involved," he said. "But it's certainly a terrible thing. Terrible thing."

Those remarks brought a strong reaction from Gillibrand, who accused Trump of covering for white supremacists and "racist terrorists."

"Time and time again, this president has embraced and emboldened white supremacists -- and instead of condemning racist terrorists, ...

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