A former CIA officer confirmed what anyone with half a brain already knew: that President Donald Trump bears the ultimate responsibility for the series of deadly explosives sent to high profile Democrats and to the president’s most reviled media outlet, CNN.
Phil Mudd, the ex-deputy director of the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI’s National Security Branch, appeared on the targeted network and told Jake Tapper that Trump’s divisiveness is destroying our country.
“A lot of people are coming out today and saying despite what the White House said, the president is responsible,” Mudd said. “Going [to] political rallies and saying it’s okay for a politician to body slam a reporter. The environment you create by saying things like that is not appropriate.”
“We cannot have an environment where we suggest to people that it’s okay to commit an act of violence against anybody, including a journalist,” he added.
Mudd joined a growing chorus of rational people all pointing their fingers at the president’s inflammatory and hateful rhetoric aimed towards Democrats, minorities, foreigners, and anyone else who does not share his white nationalist worldview as the cause of this domestic terrorist offensive.
While right-wingers devoid of reason are already spinning the conspiracy theory that the attempted bombings are a so-called “false flag” attack designed by the Democrats themselves to make the Republicans look bad immediately before the midterm elections, the mental gymnastics they use to justify this theory are as absurd as the idea that Trump’s designation of the media as “enemies of the people” and of Democrats as an “angry mob” has had no motivating effect on the perpetrators of these heinous attempted murders.
You can watch Phil Mudd’s interview with Jake Tapper on CNN in the video clip below.
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Original reporting by Dominique Jackson on RawStory.