Trump will sign measure condemning Charlottesville violence, white nationalists: White House

Congress pushed the president to take stand against white supremacists.

— -- The White House signaled that President Donald Trump plans to sign a joint resolution passed by Congress Tuesday condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members in the wake of violence sparked by a white nationalist rally last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"[The president] looks forward to [signing it] as soon as he receives it," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Wednesday.

Sanders added that Trump continues to stand by his response to Charlottesville -- in which he said "both sides" share blame -- even following a month’s worth of pushback from his own party and even members of his Cabinet.

“The president was clear in his initial statement that he condemned hatred, bigotry, racism of all forms,” Sanders said. “He continues to stick to that message. He's been very consistent in that fact.”

The House on Tuesday unanimously approved the bipartisan resolution from Virginia lawmakers condemning the events in Charlottesville, and pushed for Trump to commit his administration's resources to combat hate crimes.

Trump has ten days to sign or veto the measure before it becomes law.

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