Republicans, you have been warned for years that Trump’s racist, violent language was going to lead to murders. Here is the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI warning you four days BEFORE El Paso. How long will you remain silent out of fear?
Read this piece from two days ago sadly predicting this. You cannot incite hatred without there being consequences.
Today at 1:10p ET:Why I think someone’s going to get hurt: Opinion | Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism? - The New York Times ⁩ ⁦
This op-ed from July 31 by was sadly prescient
My opinion in the New York Times: Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism? ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Sometimes I'm asked why we get worked up about the president's Tweets. A former FBI official explains this isn't just about policing public discourse - it's about public safety. These words stoke the paranoia and hate that lead disturbed minds to violence.
Former top FBI official 3 days ago: “Now, instinct and experience tell me we’re headed for trouble in the form of white hate violence stoked by a racially divisive president. I hope I’m wrong.”
⁩ wrote this prior to El Paso and Dayton. And there will be other massacres to come.
A prescient op-ed published three days BEFORE the El Paso massacre. A former FBI director for counterintelligence warns: "We’re headed for trouble in the form of white hate violence stoked by a racially divisive president."
"Instinct and experience tell me we’re headed for trouble in the form of white hate violence stoked by a racially divisive president," writes a former FBI counterintelligence chief. "I just hope I’m wrong," he says.
"It doesn’t really matter whether Mr. Trump is truly a racist or merely playing one on television to appeal to his base. Either way, his path can lead to bloodshed," writes a former assistant F.B.I. director for counterintelligence.
Opinion | Terrorists aren’t born that way: They are inspired, cultivated and directed. Our experience with online radicalization has shown there is a clear path to violence. I fear we are on it.
3/3 “Since October, the FBI has made 90 arrests in domestic terrorism. Terrorists aren’t born that way: They are inspired, cultivated, directed. Our experience with online radicalization has shown there is a clear path to violence. I fear we are on it.”
Why Does Trump Fan the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism?
Important piece: What Fans the Flames of Race-Based Terrorism?