Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank claims that President Trump is giving “license” to “unbalanced people,” such as the mail bomb individual and the person who killed 11 people at the Pittsburgh synagogue.
When speaking about the “alt-right,” Milbank stated, “What’s happening and what’s so extremely dangerous about this is you now have the man with the largest megaphone in the world giving a nod and a wink, sometimes outright praise to the folks who are carrying on these conspiracy theories. And it’s telling them, these people, that it is okay. They are getting a blessing to do this. The family of the guy accused of the bombings this week said in a sense that he came to see Donald Trump as sort of a surrogate father.”
“That’s what the rhetoric is doing. It is giving people a license, certainly unbalanced people, certainly the people on the fringes of American life, it is telling them that what you are doing is okay. And that’s why, yes, there have always been anti-Semitic incidents in American history. But this morning we are looking at what the ADL just confirmed is the single greatest attack on Jews in American history.”