Former DHS Official Discusses Trump's Violent Rhetoric And Domestic Extremism : Consider This from NPR President Trump has stoked tensions and repeatedly failed to condemn acts of violence from racially — and ethnically — motivated attackers, says Elizabeth Neumann, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security.

Neumann left her job in April and is now speaking publicly about her experience in the administration. She told NPR's Steve Inskeep why she no longer supports the president — and how his rhetoric has fueled unrest in Kenosha, Wis., and elsewhere across the country.

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President 'Heaping Fuel On The Fire' Of Unrest, Ex-Trump DHS Official Says

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President 'Heaping Fuel On The Fire' Of Unrest, Ex-Trump DHS Official Says

President 'Heaping Fuel On The Fire' Of Unrest, Ex-Trump DHS Official Says

President 'Heaping Fuel On The Fire' Of Unrest, Ex-Trump DHS Official Says

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Elizabeth Neumann, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, is speaking out about her experience working in the Trump administration. She says President Trump is pouring "fuel on the fire" of domestic extremism with his violent rhetoric. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Elizabeth Neumann, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, is speaking out about her experience working in the Trump administration. She says President Trump is pouring "fuel on the fire" of domestic extremism with his violent rhetoric.

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President Trump has stoked tensions and repeatedly failed to condemn acts of violence from racially — and ethnically — motivated attackers, says Elizabeth Neumann, former assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security.

Neumann left her job in April and is now speaking publicly about her experience in the administration. She told NPR's Steve Inskeep why she no longer supports the president — and how his rhetoric has fueled unrest in Kenosha, Wis., and elsewhere across the country.

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Email us at considerthis@npr.org

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