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Trump says he does not see white nationalism rising

Trump says he does not see white nationalism rising3
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on "drug trafficking on the southern border" with Chief of US Border Patrol Carla Provost (R) at his side in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 13, 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he does not see a rise in white nationalism but it may be an issue in New Zealand, where a gunman who is believed to espouse those views killed 49 people at two mosques.

Asked by a reporter if he sees an increase in white nationalism, Trump said: "I don't really. I think it’s a small group of people."

Trump also said he had not seen a manifesto in which the suspected gunman denounced immigrants and praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose."