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Sunny Hostin Says Nielsen ‘Sold Her Soul’ And The Real Threat Is ‘Homegrown White Supremacists’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor

“The View” personality Sunny Hostin claimed Monday that former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen “sold her soul,” and that the real threat to America was “homegrown white supremacists.”

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ABC’s “The View” kicked off Monday with a segment about the resignation of Nielsen and the ongoing conversation about the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I believe she sold her soul,” Hostin said of the departing secretary. “She became the face of separating babies from their parents. It’s going to take two years to find out the true extent of this horror. Thousands were separated from their families.” (RELATED: CNN Analyst Thinks Ousted DHS Secretary Nielsen Wrote The Infamous NYT Op-Ed)

But Hostin didn’t stop there. She went on to suggest that the situation at the border — despite reports that illegal immigrants have been pouring into the U.S. in record numbers — was hardly worth mentioning when compared to the problems posed by “homegrown white supremacists.”

“FBI director Christopher Wray testified that homegrown white is supremacists are the worst threat to our country. President Trump keeps saying these people from Mexico, from Nicaragua, are the biggest threats,” she said. “They’re not. It’s our homegrown white supremacists.”

What Wray said, according to CNN, was that the threat of white supremacy — along with other extremist views — was a “persistent, pervasive threat.”

“The danger. I think, of white supremacists, violent extremism or another kind of extremism is of course significant,” Wray said during a Congressional hearing last week. “We assess that it is a persistent, pervasive threat.”