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Scott suggests Trump be more careful on racial matters

Updated Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 | 2:46 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's lone black Republican says he told President Donald Trump to tread carefully when discussing the country's complicated history on race.

The advice from Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina came after the president blamed "many sides" for last month's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and said there were some "very fine people" among white nationalist protesters.

Scott said he told the president Wednesday there was "there is no way to find an equilibrium when you have three centuries of history versus the situation that's occurring today." He said the nation has had "three or four centuries of rape, murder and death brought at the hands of the KKK and those who believe in a superior race."

Scott said the president shook his head and said that he got it.