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CNN's Chris Cuomo's claims that the 'extreme right' is the 'No. 1 domestic terror threat’ in US
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CNN's Chris Cuomo's claims that the 'extreme right' is the 'No. 1 domestic terror threat’ in US

Things got heated on CNN's "New Day" during Thursday morning's airing when co-host Chris Cuomo blasted the "extreme right" as "the No. 1 domestic terror threat in the U.S."

“If you take anarchists at their worst, do you have malefactor?" Cuomo asked his panel, some of whom were defending President Donald Trump's remarks condemning the "alt-left" for the violence in Charlottesville.

"Do you have criminals in their ranks? Do you have people who do violent things?" Cuomo asked. "Yes, yes, yes, yes. That is not a moral equivalency to the KKK. It’s certainly not an equivalent to what we see on the right. Just look at the stats. The No. 1 domestic terror threat in the U.S. is the extreme right. There is not even a close second."

Dismissing protests saying otherwise, Cuomo added, "That’s all they’re about is hate. Two out of three people on this panel they don’t want to exist!"

On the panel was CNN analyst and conservative radio host Ben Ferguson, who Cuomo claimed was trying to draw lines between liberal groups and the Ku Klux Klan. In response, Ferguson claimed that violence isn't just perpetrated by white nationalist groups.

"What I’m saying is there are individuals in this country, human beings in the country that do want a race war, and do want to cause violence and pain and even death to other people," Ferguson said.

Visibly fired up, Cuomo responded to Ferguson and said, "Yes! they’re called the KKK. They’re called white supremacists and neo-Nazis."

See the rest of the segment in the video below.

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