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cbsnews.com - 10 days ago

Senator Tim Scott says Trump has "obviously reflected" on his Charlottesville comments

For more of Nancy Cordes' exclusive interview with Sen. Tim Scott, watch "CBS Evening News" and CBSN Sen. Tim Scott believes President Trump has had a chance to reflect on the controversial comments he made after the deadly white nationalist rally last month in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he says that Mr. Trump told him the perception of his remarks wasn't "what he intended."
The black Republican from South Carolina gave an exclusive TV interview to CBS News Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes after meeting with Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday, in a discussion that touched on issues of race, discrimination and opportunity in America. Scott attracted both praise and criticism when he said Mr. Trump "compromised" his "moral authority" in blaming "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, saying there were "very fine people" among the white nationalist protesters. After that critique, Scott said the White House called him, asking what could be done in light of his critiques. The result, at least a part of it, was Wednesday's meeting. Cordes asked Scott if Mr. Trump felt remorse over his remarks. "He's obviously reflected on what he has said, on his intentions and the perception of those comments," Scott said. "I'll let him discuss how he feels about it, but he was certainly very clear that the perception that he received on his comments was not exactly what he intended with those comments."
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