Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democratic Presidential School, DN.Y., beat President Trump on Friday because he did not believe that white nationalism was a rising threat all over the world, in the wake of a mass photography on two New Zealand mosques that left 49 dead.
"I don't think it's a small group of people who have very, very serious problems," said Trump in the Oval Office when asked by a reporter if he believed that white nationalism grew globally a threat.
TRUMP OFFERS SYMPATHY AND SUPPORT TO NEW ZEALAND BY MOSQUE MASSACRE
"I guess if you look at what happened in New Zealand, maybe it is. I don't know enough about it yet. They just learn about the person and they involved, he says. But that's really a terrible thing. Terrible things.
These remarks gave a strong reaction from Gillibrand, who accused Trump of covering white supremacists and "racist terrorists." [1
49 DEATH AND DOSES, INCLUDING YOUNG PEOPLE, DAMAGED IN NEW ZEALAND MACHINERY MEASUREMENT MEATS
The world reacted with horror on Friday after the deadly massacre allegedly being carried out by a white nationalist under dwelling services at two mosques. The attack left 49 dead and many more injured.
Trump, like many other world leaders, sent his compassion to the people of New Zealand, and on Friday afternoon he spoke to the country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
"I told the Prime Minister that the United States is with them all the way , one hundred percent, "said Trump in the Oval Office." What they need, New Zealand has been a great friend and partner for many years. Our relationship has never been better. And what they are going through is absolutely horrible. "
Fox News & # 39; Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.