Trump Administration Downplays Rise of White Nationalism Following New Zealand Attacks

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a political rally at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on August 2, 2018.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

After the New Zealand attacks on Friday that left 50 dead, President Trump downplayed the rise of white nationalism around the world calling it a “small group of people.” He also came to the defense of a Fox News host who made anti-Muslim remarks. We’ll talk with a national security expert who believes Trump's views are undercutting the administration’s counter-terrorism policies.


Faiza Patel, co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program at Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law