Trump calls for Northam controversy ‘quite sad,’ stops short of demanding governor’s resignation

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In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ “The Ingraham angle,” President Trump sound a note of pity for the “pretty sad” controversy surrounding embattled Virginia democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, but stopped short of calling for his resignation.

Trump’s comments came as the greed, die to the resignation of Virginia’s top two politicians seemed to be down Monday, with some black community leaders Northam forgive the blackface photography in his medical-school-Yearbook-page, and you can call for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, on the sexual assault allegations against him.

“I saw his press conference-it was pretty sad,” Trump said, referring to Northam remarks to reporters earlier in the month. At the hastily arranged event, Northam refused, he in 1984, blackface photograph appeared in the year, in contradiction to his previous statements.

But he admitted that he had darkened his face, as he dressed as singer Michael Jackson as part of a talent contest in the same year. And hen asked if he will still be able to Moonwalk — Jackson’s signature dance — Northam move stopped, looking at the space next to him to try as if he was going to move, before his wife, Pamela said it was “inappropriate circumstances.”

“I felt sad for his wife-his wife has told him rescued,” Trump host Laura Ingraham. “He was gonna to imitate Michael Jackson with the Moonwalk. No one can imitate Michael Jackson with the Moonwalk. It was a pretty bad situation.”

FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Virginia Lieutenant Gov. Justin Fairfax gestures evictions to reduce during remarks before a meeting of the campaign, in a Church conference room in Richmond, Va. Two women Fairfax attack accused of sexually. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Still, Trump added, it was not necessary to contact Northam, set aside.

“Let them figure out what to do,” Trump said, referring to Virginians.

Trump called Virginia a “democratic state”, where he “very good” in the 2016 elections and indicated that the state is “ready to flip over” on the GOP side in 2020.

“African-Americans are comign to the Republican party like no one can believe,” Trump said.


Meanwhile, at least one legislator says he will try to keep track of, the accused of the impeachment of Fairfax after two women him of sexual assault in the 2000s. Fairfax has vehemently investigate denied the claims, and called the authorities, including the FBI, to.

As the scandals engulfing Virginia’s top three elected Democrats, it was becoming increasingly clear that, it could look bad for the party, if Fairfax were out pushed short-hand, and the two white men managed to stay in power.

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“The kind of irony that makes will make your head spin, herring and Northam are in trouble for the behavior in connection with Virginia’s racial past. And yet it is perhaps the only African-American state officers, who said at the end of the day, gets in trouble,” Quentin Kidd, a political science professor at the Virginia Christopher Newport University. “Can’t do worse and uncomfortable before it gets better — if it gets better.”

Northam on Sunday vowed to remain in office, because “there are not a better person,” the condition to “heal” from the multitude of scandals rocking his leadership as a physician and his medical school credentials.

In the same interview with “CBS This Morning,” Northam suggested that Fairfax should resign, if the two sexual assault allegations leveled proved against him as true.

Northam also let on that the state, the democratic state attorney General Mark Herring, should put aside stepping, because he admitted that dressing in blackface in the school.

“I’m a leader,” Northam told host Gayle King. “I was already living in very difficult situations-and-death situations, the care of sick children. Now, Virginia need someone that can heal. There is no better person than a doctor.”

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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