Maine Senators Continue Criticism of President's Response to White Supremacist Violence

Aug 21, 2017

Both of Maine’s senators were on MSNBC today and were asked about President Trump’s on going response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Senator Angus King said the President must come to understand that his words become policy, and he must choose them more carefully.

“You can’t do that when your President, you are setting the moral tone for the country, you can move markets, you can start a war,” says King. “I mean you have to be really careful about every word you say and I don’t think he gets that.”

Maine Senator Susan Collins says President Trump missed his chance to unequivocally condemn the violence in Charlottesville, choosing instead to assign the blame to both sides.

“There should be no place for hatred, bigotry and racism in this country and he should have said that clearly,” Collins says. “He did at times, then he wavered back and forth.”

Both of Maine’s senators were on MSNBC today (Monday) and were asked about President Trump’s on going response to the violence in Charlottesville.