March 18, 2019
“I want to push back against this idea that every time something bad happens everywhere around the world, folks who don’t like Donald Trump seem to blame it on Donald Trump,” White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told CBS’s “Face the Nation”on Sunday.
“That’s clearly what some folks want to do,” Mulvaney told host Margaret Brennan, who asked him if President Trump believes that white supremacy is a growing threat in the United States.
“I disagree that there’s a causal link between Donald Trump being president and something like this happening in New Zealand,” Mulvaney replied.
I think the president you saw — you saw him asked the other day, does he think it’s a rising threat? And he says no. I think there’s information that would back that up.
The issue is, how do you stop these crazy people? Whether or not there’s one of them or four of them doesn’t make a difference, if they’re willing to go on live TV and stream the murder of people. So I think that’s where the time is better spent.
Instead of worrying about, well, who’s to — who’s to blame, how do we stop from doing this? Donald Trump is no more to blame for what happened in New Zealand than Mark Zuckerberg is because he invented Facebook. There are some terrible people in the world. We need to work with our partners, of which New Zealand is one of, and to try and figure a way to find them, expose them and bring them to justice.
This article was posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7:11 am