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Trump to press: 'I didn't come along and divide this country

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with teachers, school administrators and parents in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 14, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Ending his press conference today, President Donald Trump addressed the increasing political tensions in this country, and how it has divided Americans.

“I didn’t come along and divide this country,” said Trump. “This country was seriously divided before I got here.”

This division is something the president says he will work on, however, and cites a few problem areas that should be addressed before these tensions can be assuaged. One of these areas is the problem with inner city crime, and education.

“It’s very important to me." Trump said. “But this isn’t Donald Trump that divided a nation. We went eight years with President Obama, and we went many years before President Obama. We lived in a divided nation. And I’m gonna try, I will do everything within my power to fix that.”

Since Trump's election to office, protests and riots have occurred that have ranged from simple chants and marches, to violent and destructive. Even marches centered around social issues, such as many of those who participated in the Women's March declared themselves anti-Trump marches.


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