While he did NOT actually start the chanting?
He went along with it…
Now he’s trying to shirk the blame for it?
President Trump on Thursday disavowed the “send her back” chant that rang throughout his North Carolina rally when he attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), as congressional Republicans sought to distance themselves from the slogan amid widespread backlash.
“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
Asked why he did not stop the chants, Trump responded, “I think I did. I started speaking very quickly.”
The president did not speak up to stop the refrain. After the chants began, he paused for 14 seconds, looked around, neither smiling nor frowning, and waited for the crowd to quiet down before continuing his remarks.
Trump’s attempt to renounce the chant was an acknowledgement of the discomfort of some allies, including Republican lawmakers who said the party could suffer damage if it became a signature slogan of the president’s reelection campaign.
Trump sought to distance himself from his supporters at the Greenville, N.C. rally, telling reporters to go there and “ask the people ‘why did they say that?’”….