MSNBC Host Accuses Trump of ‘Trying to Provoke a Domestic Terrorist Attack’


MSNBC host Thomas Roberts on Sunday was speculating whether President Donald Trump was trying to cause a terrorist attack on American soil to score political points.

Roberts took offense to some of Trump's tweets sent in the wake of Saturday's London terrorist attack, especially those calling for a reinstatement of his travel ban and an end to political correctness.

"One of his other tweets from five hours ago was, ‘We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security of our people. If we don't get smart, it will only get worse,'" Roberts read off to his guest, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

"The president doesn't want us to be politically correct, right? So let's not PC about this. Is the president trying to provoke a domestic terrorist attack with this Twitter rant, because only to prove himself right?" he continued.

This not Roberts' first time making a questionable statement following a European terrorist attack. In 2016 he questioned whether the Nice truck attacker was truly a terrorist, asking if he was "just a person with mental illness that took a moment to challenge society in a horrific way."

Alex Griswold

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