The White House national security adviser with ties to a fringe Nazi group, Sebastian Gorka, defended President Trump’s silence on the mosque attack in Minnesota by inferring it could have been a “fake hate crime” propagated by the left.
Gorka told MSNBC Tuesday that President Trump had not yet commented on the bombing three days prior because he wants to learn more about it. That’s a real change for Donald Trump. He’s never before needed to understand a thing before blustering about it at length.
Donald Trump certainly didn’t need to have any idea about the facts before inserting himself aggressively into the conversation about the London attacks in June. One assumes the president thought it would prop up his still-unapproved Muslim ban. Clearly the attack on the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center could not be used as such a prop.
But Gorka held tight to his talking points when asked whether the president would address the attack, “When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely.”
“There’s a great rule: All initial reports are false,″ Gorka said. Again, this is a brand new strategy from Team Trump, though I am of the feeling that all “reports” from his administration are false.
Sebastian Gorka continues, “You have to check them and find out who the perpetrators are. We’ve had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes, by right-wing individuals in the last six months, that turned out to actually have been propagated by the left. So… let’s wait and see. Let’s allow the local authorities to provide their assessment, and then the White House will make its comments.” He failed to cite any examples. Bowling Green? The Swedish Masscare?
MSNBC Live’s Stephanie Ruhle asserted that Trump could simply denounce the mosque attack without offering commentary on the responsible party. “You don’t have to make a statement about who did it, but you can make a public statement denouncing how terrible it would be to attack a building of worship,” she told Gorka.
“That’s fine, and I’m sure the president will do that,” he responded. Gorka told Ruhle, “Just hold your horses and wait.”
We are waiting.