Monday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Washington Post opinion writer Jennifer Rubin said President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was “providing people all the incentive they might require to commit violence.”
The conversation had to do with Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson being charged with attempting to perform a domestic terror attack.
Rubin stated, “Simply as the bomber that you referenced in Florida, it was quite chilling. Which’s not to say that president causes crazy people to be crazy. It’s to say that his words have effect and they have particular effect on individuals who are mentally out of balance or who have an inclination to violence. There is likewise a problem here that Trump personally has actually lied over and over once again trying to convince us that Muslims from outside the United States are the best threat to Americans, and in reality, it is domestic terrorism. He has lied about this. He has actually lied about it to Congress. And it has to do with time I believe we had oversight hearings from Jerry Nadler and others in your home to truly check out why we have not taken this more seriously and whether we require more resources or direction from the White House on this.”
She included, “When he bates his crowd, when he informs them to turn and points fingers and scream at reporters, when he isolates a journalist as he did during the project, a single journalist points them out, he is basically offering individuals all the inspiration they may need to commit violence, to act in methods that are illegal and are threatening to reporters. And I believe this is a concern in every newsroom. I believe this is an issue in every network. I believe the degree of security is greater than it has actually been in the past and it’s due to the fact that of this president.”
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