The White House Still Won't Condemn the Minnesota Mosque Attack

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Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to Mr Trump, spoke to Fox News amid reports that North Korea would soon be able to carry out a nuclear strike on the U.S. homeland.

He went on to suggest that the attack could have been a "fake" hate crime.

'So let's wait and see and allow local authorities to provide their assessment.

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle interrupted with an objection, but Gorka continued to dispute decades of evidence gathered by US law enforcement. He has not been so fast to cry terrorism after the Minnesota bombing, despite the fact that Minnesota's governor called the attack terrorism.

The blast occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning as those belonging to the mosque gathered for morning prayers. The President's failure to condemn the terrorist attack on the Bloomington Islamic Center is an outrage. So the message is very clear: "Don't test this White House, Pyongyang". "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".

"There's a great rule (that) all initial reports are false", Gorka said. You do know that. "There never been a serious attack or a serious plot that was unconnected from ISIS or al-Qaeda, at least through the ideology and TTPs, tactics and training and techniques and procedures, that they supply through the internet - never happened, it's bogus".

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Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to the president, appeared on "Fox & Friends" to discuss, among other things, President Donald Trump's comments about North Korea's increasing nuclear abilities.

"During the Cuban missile crisis we stood behind JFK", Gorka said, before making an alarming claim about the current state of affairs: "This is analogous to the Cuban missile crisis".

Experts said that Gorka seemed to have forgotten about the 1995 Oklahoma bombing, carried out by far-right extremist Timothy McVeigh, in which 168 people were killed.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) noted a 91 percent rise in anti-Muslim hate crime since the start of the year. "When somebody shouts "allahu akbar" as they're stabbing a police officer, its pretty clear its not a case of the mafia robbing a bank, wouldn't you say so?"

The White House aide was on MSNBC defending his boss' silence after the Minneapolis mosque attack, saying that the incident might as well be "fake".

Ruhle referred to Trump's quick comments on the recent London terror attack before more details had emerged as an example of the president's previous behavior.

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