WH Repeatedly Refused DHS Requests To Make Domestic Terrorism Bigger Priority

US President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC, August 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump described mass shootings in Texas and Ohi... US President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington, DC, August 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump described mass shootings in Texas and Ohio as a "crime against all of humanity" as he addressed the nation on Monday after the attacks that left in 29 people dead. "These barbaric slaughters are... an attack upon a nation, and a crime against all of humanity," he said. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS

The White House has ignored requests from the Department of Homeland Security to make surging domestic terrorism, particularly white nationalism, a greater priority.

One administration official told CNN that without the White House’s approval, DHS is behind the curve in terms of resources to fight the growing threat.

President Donald Trump has historically been reluctant to identify white supremacy as the cause of the recent scourge of violence, preferring to fall back on mental health issues.

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