CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem claimed without evidence on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was the “operational leader” of a domestic terrorism effort after last week’s riot in the nation’s capital.
Kayyem made the remarks during a segment on CNN’s “Newsroom” about the challenges that law enforcement agencies will face in preparing for armed protests across the nation next week when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.
“You have, to that point, exactly, Juliette, a really interesting new piece in The Atlantic this morning and you write, viewing Trump’s insurrection through a counterterrorism lens unlocks some insights about how to de-radicalize his most violent supporters,” CNN co-host Poppy Harlow said. “Tell us more about that because that is really about a solution.”
“Exactly. So we’re not there yet. And I think what we have to remember is Trump is the spiritual but I will also say operational leader of this domestic terrorism effort,” Kayyem claimed. “He tells them where