Trump at Pérez Art Museum Miami: ‘I denounce white supremacy’

MacArthur Causeway closes from 7 to 11 p.m.

President Donald Trump speaks during an NBC News Town Hall with moderator Savannah Guthrie, at Perez Art Museum Miami, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Evan Vucci, Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

MIAMI – President Donald Trump is answering Savannah Guthrie’s questions on Thursday night at the Pérez Art Museum Miami’s terrace.

Trump was evasive during discussions about the coronavirus pandemic. And although he refused to denounce Qanon’s conspiracies, he did make a statement about white supremacy.

“I denounce white supremacy,” Trump said. “I’ve denounced white supremacy for years.”

Trump also said that he plans to honor the results of a fair Nov. 3 election.

“They talk ‘Will you accept a peaceful transfer,’” Trump said. “And the answer is, ‘Yes, I will.’ But I want it to be an honest election, and so does everybody else.”

Small groups of supporters lined up on Thursday night along some streets in Miami-Dade County in hope of getting a glimpse of Trump’s motorcade.

Trump arrived at about 4:45 p.m. at Miami International Airport where Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez was ready to greet him. His first stop was at the Trump National Doral Miami where he spoke at a private fundraiser before departing about 7:40 p.m. to go to his 8 p.m. town hall in downtown Miami.


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The town hall at the museum prompted several closures including a shutdown of the MacArthur Causeway from 7 to 11 p.m.

About a dozen Trump supporters gathered along Biscayne Boulevard to welcome Trump and his motorcade. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., officers will keep Biscayne Boulevard closed between Northeast Eighth Street and Northeast 13th Street.


Biden’s town hall in Philadelphia

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participates in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Instead of meeting face-to-face or participating in a virtual debate, Trump and his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, agreed to host dueling town halls. Biden’s town hall is in Philadelphia and it is airing on ABC. Trump’s town hall is airing on NBC.


Eric Trump spoke at an Evangelicals For Trump event in Broward County’s Southwest Ranches and he participated in a boat parade in North Miami.

Vice President Mike Pence was also in Miami-Dade County on Thursday. He stopped at the Cuban Memorial in Miami’s Tamiami Park.

Sen. Kamala Harris canceled a trip to North Carolina after her communications director tested positive for the coronavirus. Harris tested negative.

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The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.