“A few isolated groups in the backwater of American life still hold perverted notions of what America is all about. Recently in some places in the nation, there’s been a disturbing reoccurrence of bigotry and violence. … To those individuals who persist in such hateful behavior … you are the ones who are out of step with our society. You are the ones who willfully violate the meaning of the dream that is America, and this country because it does what it stands for will not stand for your conduct.” —Ronald Reagan at the NAACP Convention, Denver, 29 June 1981.
And that is how a president condemns racial bigotry and violence.