Gov. Phill Scott 'Troubled' By Trump's Comments About Charlottesville

Barsaba Taglieri
Agosto 18, 2017

One day after speaking out against the president's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Governor Rick Scott is in New Jersey for lunch with the Commander in Chief.

The White House schedule shows a 1 p.m. meal at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.

"They discussed a wide range of topics including the President's commitment to partner with Florida on needed repairs to the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee".

Spokeswomen for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, did not immediately respond to questions regarding Trump's comments and their implications for the Republican Party, nor did a spokesman for Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton.

"Additionally, they discussed the terror attack (Thursday) in Barcelona and the efforts President Trump is taking to keep America safe", Tupps said.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, of Madison, on Wednesday in response to Trump's comments tweeted: "The only sides here are right and wrong".

"There is no place in our country for racism, bigotry, the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists", Scott said in Tallahassee.

Bryce on Wednesday called for Ryan to initiate procedures to censure Trump after he said that both white supremacists and those opposing them at a Virginia rally share in the blame for violence that broke out there. Asked what he thought of Trump's comments, Scott told a reporter: "You can ask President Trump what he said".

"I'm not going to parse the president's words, but here's what I'll say: It's evil".

With Scott expected to run next year against U.S. Sen.

Charlottesville did not come up during Thursday's lunch, Scott spokesman John Tupps said.

"Would I occasionally like the president to do or say things slightly different than he does?"

Hours before the lunch, Trump used Twitter to defend Confederate monuments -- further fueling a controversy that has raged in Florida and other states in recent days. "You can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson -- who's next, Washington, Jefferson?" "Once again, he and I disagree strongly".

Wisconsin Democrats are seizing on President Donald Trump's comments about white supremacists to score political points, and call for action, from state Republicans.

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