CNN's Van Jones: Trump 'helps make' Muslims 'radical'
Appearing as a panel member on Thursday's Anderson Cooper 360, during a discussion of Muslim-Americans "self-radicalizing' and becoming terrorists, liberal CNN political commentator Van Jones at one point blamed Donald Trump for allegedly causing some to "self-radicalize."
As conservative CNN political commentator Jack Kingston argued in favor of studies to help answer the question of why "lone wolf" terrorists "became radical," Jones jumped in to inject: "When people say stuff like Trump. Trump kind of helps make people radical, but go ahead."
At 9:28 p.m. after host Anderson Cooper recalled that Trump claimed thousands of radical Muslims have infiltrated the country illegally, Kingston jumped in:
There's a term that the border patrol uses -- OTM -- "other than Mexicans" coming in. So there's truth to the fact that there are lots of people coming in -- thousands probably. I don't know the exact number because we don't have that control on it.