WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn’t a rising danger. But data — including from his own Justice Department — point to rising hate group activity while he’s been in office. Trump also asserts the U.S. is No. 1 in the world on the environment and suggests that Toyota’s announcement of U.S. job creation is due to his revised trade agreement with leaders from Mexico and Canada. Both claims are problematic. According to several studies, the U.S. lags several countries on air quality. And Trump’s proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has yet to take effect and faces uncertain prospects in Congress. The misstatements came in a week of distorted truth on several fronts. On one, Beto O’Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat
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A National League for Democracy-stickered car edges through the dusty route in front of the Union Solidarity and Development Party headquarters in Myaungmya township. The driver avoids the gazes of the ruling party followers. Later, two farm trucks loaded with villagers drive by each other, one flagged with the NLD’s fighting peacock, the other displaying the USDP’s chintha. The passengers in both trucks look the other way, ignoring even familial relations in the township where everyone used to greet each other. Here in the Ayeyarwady heartland, the contentious campaign period has trumped even blood ties. A vitriolic rift is splicing neighbours, relatives and friends, with party flags, pamphlets and stickers marking the community’s divides. The contention has become so severe that brawls have erupted, sending party supporters to hospital. “We don’t talk to each other if we are not in the same party,” said Ko Ko Yee, a bus driver from Myaungmya, … [Read more...] about Animosity sizzles in Myaungmya
For two decades, domestic counterterrorism strategy has ignored the rising danger of far-right extremism. In the atmosphere of willful indifference, a virulent movement has grown and metastasized. By JANET REITMANNOV. 3, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story The first indication to Lt. Dan Stout that law enforcement’s handling of white supremacy was broken came in September 2017, as he was sitting in an emergency-operations center in Gainesville, Fla., preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Irma and watching what felt like his thousandth YouTube video of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va. Jesus Christ, he thought, studying the footage in which crowds of angry men, who had gathered to attend or protest the Unite the Right rally, set upon one another with sticks and flagpole spears and flame throwers and God knows what else. A black man held an aerosol can, igniting the spray, and in retaliation, a white man picked … [Read more...] about U.S. Law Enforcement Failed to See the Threat of White Nationalism. Now They Don’t Know How to Stop It.
Michael D'Antonio is author of the book, "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St. Martin's Press). The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. View more opinion articles on CNN. (CNN)With the nation stunned by a week of violence that included 13 assassinations of Jewish and black citizens and more than a dozen pipe bombs sent to those he had vilified for years, Donald Trump has promised a major address on immigration. He became President by stoking fears of immigrants as "criminals, drug dealers, [and] rapists." Trump-style immigrant paranoia motivated the man who is charged with killing 11 at Pittsburgh's Tree of Life synagogue. Should Trump make the speech he promised, we must expect the President to make things worse. Cesar Sayocs can be found almost anywhere in America. Presidents should take heed By now the world knows that the President considers changing his mind to be a sign of weakness, not wisdom, and that he will seize any opportunity … [Read more...] about Trump pours gasoline on the fire
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