CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer argued on Thursday that Trump’s “shithole” comments could pose a national security threat.
Blitzer and a panel of guests discussed a resolution from the Congressional Black Caucus to censure President Donald Trump because he referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries as “shithole countries.” Blitzer referred to the comments as “vulgar” and “vile” and eventually suggested that they could threaten national security.
Blitzer claimed that he had spoken to national security officials who were worried that “haters” and “potential terrorists” would use the comments to conspire against the United States.
“There’s a national security component to all of this as well,” Blitzer said. “National security officials have told me they’re concerned that these words, so widely publicized around the world, will be used by haters and potential terrorists out there to conspire against the United States.”
“That’s a serious problem indeed,” he concluded.