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Steele: Trump ‘Probably Not Happy’ with Law Enforcement for Stopping Terrorist Plot to Kill Top Dems

"He's not going to thank law enforcement because he's probably not happy with what law enforcement did…”

By NTK Staff | 02.22.2019 @5:35pm

Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair and political analyst for MSNBC, Michael Steele, said that President Trump was upset with law enforcement for preventing a white nationalist from carrying out his plot to kill prominent members of the Democratic Party during a panel discussion on Friday.

The panel on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” was discussing why it took so long for Trump to comment on the FBI arresting Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson.

Hasson was arrested earlier this week for plotting to kill a number of prominent Democratic politicians, which included Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.

NBC News’ Carol Lee noted that Trump did not thank law enforcement for their work in preventing Hasson’s attacks when Trump commented on the subject on Friday.

“Why would we be surprised that a self-proclaimed nationalist would not speak out against a self-proclaimed white nationalist?” Steele asked the panel. “Why are we acting like this is a space that Donald Trump is going to go in on behalf of the American ideal? No, he’s not. These are his people.”

“He’s not going to thank law enforcement because he’s probably not happy with what law enforcement did,” Steele added.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asked Steele how he thought Trump would react if Hasson had successfully carried out his attacks.

“I don’t know what he would do, and that’s the sad spot about all of this,” Steele said.

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