Stopping Homegrown Terror Doesn’t Seem To Be On The Top Of Trump’s “To-Do” List

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The Trump administration has been trying convince us that they’ll keep us safe from terrorism.

You know, building that big old wall and stopping all those scary Muslim refugees from coming here. They claim to be all about public safety and stopping terrorists in their tracks.

Trump himself just loves to act tough, believe him. He brags to us about “my generals” and swears that the bad guys are in trouble now, boy howdy.

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Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, his Secretary of Homeland Security doesn’t seem to be so sure that the terrorists will be easy to stop. Yesterday Secretary John Kelly appeared on “Face the Nation.”  He told host John Dickerson that he honestly has no idea of how to stop homegrown terrorists from attacking.

He said:

Obviously, you got the homegrown terrorists. I don’t know how to stop that. I don’t know how to detect that.”


The man in charge of keeping us safe admits that he has no plan for how to protect the homeland from the most common type of terrorist attacks. He knows that it isn’t criminal Mexicans or refugees from Syria who pose the biggest threat to our safety. He understands that it’s young, disenfranchised Americans who most often decide to blow stuff up or grab one of those fabulous semi-automatics.

And he has no idea of how to stop them. He doesn’t even have a clue about how to find them, he says.

Maybe it would be a good idea for the Trump team to stop obsessing about the stupid wall and start thinking about how to prevent domestic terror from hitting one of our major cities.

Featured image via YouTube screengrab.

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