Acosta Responds to Trump: Charlottesville, Synagogue Shooting, CNN Bomb Threats Show Rise of Right-Wing Extremist Violence in US
Following the terror attack on mosques in New Zealand, President Donald Trump today said he doesn’t see white nationalism as a rising threat.
CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke tonight with Anderson Cooper and said, “That obviously stood out as just being contrary to the facts.”
He pointed to stats on how white nationalism and right-wing extremism is on the rise all over the world:
“If you look at what’s happened here in the U.S. in the last few years, whether it’s the neo-Nazi violence on the streets of Charlottesville, the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last year, Anderson, even the attempted pipe bomb attack on CNN and other Democratic targets––Anderson, that is right-wing extremism violence, and the kind that is on the rise here in the U.S. and around the world, whether or not the president likes to admit to it or not.”
You can watch above, via CNN.
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