Schiff: ‘Absolutely’ Trump Played into the ISIS Narrative with Campaign Rhetoric

‘Those kind of statements made by the president-elect I think were deeply damaging’

SCHIFF: "Absolutely. I think those kind of statements that don’t discriminate between practitioners of one of the great faiths and people who would pervert that faith like al-Qaeda and ISIS, are really contributing to the problem. So yes, those kind of statements made by the president-elect I think were deeply damaging. You know, the statements General Flynn made about fear of all Muslims being rational, those things are deeply destructive and play into the al-Qaeda and ISIS narrative of a clash of civilizations and we need to be careful to avoid making the ideological problem bigger by playing into that kind of a narrative."

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