RNC spokesperson Sean Spicer snapped at Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday when the CNN host repeatedly asked about President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on Neo-Nazis.
Blitzer wondered if Trump should deliver a speech specifically to denounce white supremacists, even though the president-elect has already condemned the alt-right movement.
“When is it going to be enough? He has condemned everyone that has come out,” Spicer said. “At some point you’ve got to take his position and move on.”
But Blitzer didn’t move on, asking why Neo-Nazi groups support Trump.
“I don’t know. That’s really not my focus, figuring out why certain groups support him,” Spicer said. “He won the election. His focus is on making the country better.”
Spicer said asking the same question over and over again is getting “preposterous,” to which Blitzer said it doesn’t seem like Trump “goes out of his way to express his outrage” at White Supremacy groups.
“You’ve asked me eight times, the same question. I’ve told you what his position is,” Spicer said.
Richard B. Spencer, the leading ideologue of the alt-right movement, delivered a speech on Saturday night in Washington D.C. that railed against Jews and said America belongs to white people.
Trump was asked about the conference on Tuesday during a wide-ranging, on-the-record conversation with the Times. Journalist Julie Davis, who was in the room, tweeted that Trump condemned the remarks.
Times editor Dean Baquet asked if Trump feels like he had a hand in energizing the alt-right movement, to which the president-elect answered, “I don’t think so … It’s not a group I want to energize.”
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