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SPLC statement on President-elect Trump's remarks denouncing bigotry

The following statement is from Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen in response to President-elect Trump's remarks made at a rally last night in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

"We’re pleased that President-elect Trump has forcefully denounced hatred and rejected the language of exclusion. We hope that he is now ready to take responsibility for the damage his divisive campaign caused and to follow his words with actions proving that he means what he says."