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‘High quality woman’: Trump backs Ivey after blackface apology

President Donald Trump is strongly sticking by Governor Kay Ivey.

As reported by University of Alabama alumna and Yellowhammer State native Kaitlan Collins, now covering the White House for CNN, Trump on Friday evening referenced the recently discovered radio clip from the mid-1960’s that featured Ivey’s then-fiancé saying Ivey had worn blackface while a student at Auburn University.

Trump reiterated that Ivey had apologized for the skit before a media outlet ever reported on it.

The president also called Alabama’s governor a “high quality woman.”

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn