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Rounds Just Emabarrassed His Home State Of SD
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As to Trump himself, the favorite to capture the Republican nomination for the presidency doesn't seem to be so sure. He made an offhand statement about disavowing the implicit endorsement shortly after Duke's remarks, but when quizzed repeatedly about them on a Sunday talk show last weekend, Trump wasn't so quick to disavow and denounce. He said he "knows nothing about David Duke" and "white supremacists" and that he needed to do some "research" on the subject.
Personally, I think Trump is full of it, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt when he claimed later that he had a "bad earpiece" and didn't completely understand the questions. It really doesn't matter that much in the context of what I heard our Senator Mike Rounds say about the subject. The general tenor of Rounds' remarks, per his office's explanation, were to note that Trump
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Is Waffling About This OK With Rounds?
How are we supposed to take Rounds' remarks in any way other than in which they were delivered? Senator Rounds thinks that wavering, equivocating, vacillating (or any other way you want to say "waffling") about people and organizations like David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan, which are built on foundations of racial, ethnic and religious hatred, can still make you a better president than your Democratic counterparts. Rounds has just managed to give "blind partisanship" a name much worse than it already deserves.