For the four years of his presidency, Donald Trump refused to even consider the reality of white supremacism. When groups of white nationalists marched in Charlottesville in 2017, the former president called them very fine people.
And the rise of white nationalism came to a head during the January 6th storming of the Capitol. Many of the insurrectionists were from militias and white supremacist groups.
Fearing that more violence could be to come, the FBI is looking into some of these groups. Laura Ingraham, though, wants to gaslight her viewers about the issue. In fact, the Fox host says, the Pentagon will be surveilling “anyone who’s ever posted something positive about Donald Trump.”
Ingraham told viewers:
“Well, the Pentagon chief, as you recall, already ordered a stand-down of the military to address extremism. A report is due in, what, 30 days or so?
And this means that they’re gonna keep an eye on anyone who’s ever posted anything positive about Donald Trump. Well, they’re not saying that, but that’s what is going on. Now, before that, some members of the National Guard, remember, that were deployed in D.C. were purged without much of any explanation at all.
But now the radicals are looking for new ways to punish and get rid of traditionalists from the military.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.