CNN’s David Gergen tonight criticized the Donald Trump transition team for its response to a white nationalist conference in D.C. over the weekend.
The conference has received some attention for, among other things, disturbing anti-Jewish rhetoric and Nazi salutes. At one point a speaker cried, “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!”
The Trump team put out this statement today:
Trump transition statement on alt right conference where neo nazis and white nationalists were praising Trump's election pic.twitter.com/XZCxVSS6Jt
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 21, 2016
Now, one could argue that they didn’t want to draw more attention to the hateful things being said. But as far as Gergen is concerned, it was weak and didn’t do nearly enough to condemn such vile rhetoric.
Gergen was disturbed by how blatant this was, adding, “And Mr. Trump puts out a namby-pamby statement? Give me a break.”
Gergen concluded that Trump needs to speak on this in a very public way.
Watch above, via CNN.
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