We're doing what presidents are supposed to do.
Asked by a reporter if he saw white nationalism as a rising threat around the world, Mr Trump said: "I don't really".
In 2016, when Mr Trump was running for president, he was quoted as saying, "I think Islam hates us".
Trump has tweeted that the media "is working overtime to blame me for the frightful attack in New Zealand". Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is a freshman and major proponent of a plan, named the Green New Deal, for tackling climate change.
On Trump's comments specifically, Greenblatt brought up stats from the previous year to say "he's wrong on the facts".
The president has condemned the attack and voiced support for New Zealand.But he has not commented on Tarrant's apparent motive for allegedly carrying out the attacks - his avowed racism and hatred for immigrants and Muslims.
"This was a disturbed individual, an evil person", Mulvaney said.
"I get a lot of questions from people saying, 'You need to tell the president to do X, you need to tell the president to go and give an Oval Office address on this or on that.' That's not how the system works", Mulvaney said Sunday.
"And perhaps part of why Trump can not easily condemn white nationalism is because he has been blowing white nationalist dog whistles for several years now". "And that's just, that's absurd and it doesn't help contribute to the dialogue that's necessary to fix these problems".
In a lengthy written rant, the alleged killer referred to Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity". Sure. As a policy maker and leader? After a violent 2017 clash between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one demonstrator dead, Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides" of the confrontation.
"The President is not a white supremacist".