Trump discounts threat posed by white nationalists: ‘It‘s a small group of people‘

By – The Washington Times – Updated: 4:24 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019

President on Friday denied white nationalists pose a growing risk, addressing concerns less than 24 hours after a self-proclaimed racist was arrested for the murders of 49 people at two New Zealand mosques.

At a veto-signing ceremony at the White House, was asked whether he believes white nationalism is a growing threat, according to reporters on hand.

“I don’t really, I think it’s a small group of people,” responded.

New Zealand authorities earlier Friday arrested a 28-year-old Australian man suspected of slaying dozens of Muslims at a mosque in Christchurch during afternoon prayer. The suspect has since been linked to a manifesto uploaded to the internet prior to the massacre rife with white nationalist ideologies.

An excerpt from the manifesto praised as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

said during the signing ceremony that he has not seen the manifesto, according to reporters attending.

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