WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism. Following a deadly mosque shooting in New Zealand, he said white supremacy isn’t a rising danger. But data — including from his own Justice Department — point to rising hate group activity while he’s been in office. Trump also asserts the U.S. is No. 1 in the world on the environment and suggests that Toyota’s announcement of U.S. job creation is due to his revised trade agreement with leaders from Mexico and Canada. Both claims are problematic. According to several studies, the U.S. lags several countries on air quality. And Trump’s proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement has yet to take effect and faces uncertain prospects in Congress. The misstatements came in a week of distorted truth on several fronts. On one, Beto O’Rourke opened his Democratic presidential campaign with a call to action on global warming that misrepresented the science. A look at some of the claims: WHITE NATIONALISM TRUMP, when asked if he views white nationalism as a rising threat worldwide: “I don’t really. I think it’s a small group of people that have very, very serious problems. I guess if you look at what… Read full this story
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