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Andrea Mitchell: Trump Is ‘Lighting Fires, Turning People Against People’


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” after an interview in which Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump strongly stood by his claims thousands of American Muslims celebrated on 9/11, veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent for NBC News Andrea Mitchell accused Trump of “turning people against people.”

Mitchell said, “It’s not only that that didn’t happen. Two-hundred thousand Syrian refugees are coming. It’s not only that the facts are wrong, it’s that what he is saying is so emotionally and politically powerful. He is lighting fires. He is turning people against people. He is misstating the facts of what’s happening domestically, what’s happening with Muslims. The kinds of facts he is misstating are so much … incendiary.”

She added, “But the fact is that Trump is posing that he can take care of people and raising people’s fears as you said it is incendiary. I think that the fact of truthfulness doesn’t matter.”

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