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Tillerson commented on trump’s criticism on the “racist violence”

Rex Tillerson

08:22
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Telegraph

UNIAN

World news:U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson condemned racism, saying that “hate is not an American value.”

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that President Donald trump, who has been criticized for its response to the recent act of white nationalists in Virginia, speaking about his values, “acts in its own name”.

As the “Voice of America”, the journalist of TV channel Fox news asked Tillerson to comment on criticism of the UN Committee on the elimination of racial discrimination in the administration of trump on what some call an inability or unwillingness to condemn “racist violence”.

“We in the state Department represent American people, American values, our dedication to freedom, our respect for the principle of equality all around the world, and that message has never changed,” said Tillerson .

On the question of whether he distanciruemsa from trump in this matter, the Secretary of state said: “I spoke made their comments regarding our values and during a speech at the State Department last week”.

In his speech on 18 August Tillerson condemned racism, saying that “hate is not an American value.”

“We should seek reconciliation, understanding and devotion, regardless of skin color, nationality, religion or political views,” he added.

Speech Tillerson on Fox News provoked an immediate reaction in social networks.

Former Advisor to the state Department, a political scientist Eliot Cohen wrote on Twitter: “it seems to Me that the Secretary of State has just pushed the President of the United States under the bus.”

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