According to MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts, President Trump is trying to provoke a terrorist attack in the United States in order to “prove himself right” about radical Islamic terrorism.
Roberts made the claim in two separate interviews Sunday—one with former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and another with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Roberts cited the tweets that Trump posted early Sunday following the London terrorist attack that killed seven people.
Trump tweeted that “we must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people.” He was also critical of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who posted a tweet claiming that there was “no reason to be alarmed” following the attack.
“The president doesn’t want us to be politically correct, right? So let’s not be PC about this. Is the president trying to provoke a domestic terrorist attack with this Twitter rant, because only to prove himself right?” Roberts asked Reed.
Reed declined to answer the question.
Roberts posed his query several minutes later in an interview with Dean: “I asked this of Mayor Reed, but it seems like the president is trying to provoke something that he can politicize more for his own gain in America. Do you feel that way?”
Dean laughed nervously, and also dodged Roberts’ question. “Well, I think he’s totally incompetent,” Dean said.
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