Appearing on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Monday, former FBI counterintelligence agent Clint Watts scorched President Donald Trump’s refusal to confront the growing threat of white nationalist terrorism and revealed the reason behind Trump’s lackluster response to the killings.
While discussing the Poway, California, synagogue shooting that left one dead and three injured, Watts said these massacres were clearly linked — and deserved pre-emptive intervention, rather than just a reactive response.
“What we do is wait for an attack right now, we go and see the damage and act like, ‘Oh, it’s just some bad apple,’” Watts said. “These are not bad apples, in fact, they know each other. They’re inspired each other and the pace has quickened.”
Host Joe Scarborough, who has been threatened by a white nationalist Coast Guard officer, said the Trump administration has done “nothing” about this domestic threat, and Watts offered an alarming explanation.
“International terrorists don’t vote, and domestic terrorists do vote,” Watts said.
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