MSNBC Anchors Confront Gorka Over Why Trump Hasn’t Condemned Mosque Bombing


As more and more people continue calling out President Trump for not commenting on the recent mosque bombing, MSNBC’s Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle pressed Sebastian Gorka on this very topic today.

The FBI is investigating the blast at a Minneapolis mosque a few days ago, and they’ve already concluded it was a homemade explosive device that set off the blast.

Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, talked about the threat from North Korea and how the Trump administration is shedding the “political correctness” that kept the Obama administration from being more honest about the terrorism.

Stephanie Ruhle then asked Gorka if the White House will be issuing any comment on the mosque bombing. Gorka said, “When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely.”

He said there should be a “wait and see” approach here, given past hate crime hoaxes.

Ruhle countered that President Trump was quick to comment on the recent London attack before all the information came in. Gorka said, “Sometimes an attack is unequivocally clear for what it is. When somebody shouts ALlahu Akbar as they’re stabbing a police officer, it’s pretty clear it’s not a case of the mafia robbing a bank, wouldn’t you say so?”

Ali Velshi asked him if he thinks someone bombing a mosque is “fuzzy ground.” Gorka again said that people have “fake[d] hate crimes” before and they should wait for more information.

Ruhle suggested the President could make a statement denouncing it without drawing conclusions about who did it. Gorka said, “That’s fine, and I’m sure the President will do that.”

He added that he wouldn’t give Twitter advice to the President and concluded, “Hold your horses, count to 10, and the President will do what he deems fit.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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