CNN's Symone Sanders: If FL Shooter Had Been Brown Or Black, Trump Would Have "Swooped In"

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Former spokeswoman for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and current CNN political commentator Symone Sanders laid out a theory about how white supremacists "have slipped through the fingers" of the FBI, "repeatedly." On Monday's broadcast of CNN's The Lead, Sanders called it a "pattern" that cannot be ignored.

"ll I'm going to say is had the public school shooter have been black or brown, we wouldn't be talking about the types of legislation we could and could not make happen because if he was yelling Allahu Akbar, Congress and the President would have been tweeting about it and they would have swooped in and did whatever they felt needed," Sanders said.

"White supremacist has repeatedly slipped through the fingers of the FBI, repeatedly. This is a pattern," she said.





SYMONE SANDERS, CNN: All I'm going to say is had the public school shooter have been black or brown, we wouldn't be talking about the types of legislation we could and could not make happen because if he was yelling Allahu Akbar, Congress and the President would have been tweeting about it and they would have swooped in and did whatever they felt needed --

PARIS DENNARD: That's not true. They didn't change the gun laws after --

SANDERS: I think --

DENNARD: Did they change the gun laws after San Bernardino?

SANDERS: We know. We have a Muslim ban, damn it. There's a whole Muslim ban --

DENNARD: Did they change laws after San Bernardino?

SANDERS: What I am saying is this --

DENNARD: You know, you don't have to demagogue this.

SANDERS: No, I'm not demagoguing anything but what I'm saying is --

DENNARD: You don't to have make it about race.

SANDERS: OK, be clear. You all want me to be clear. White supremacist has repeatedly slipped through the fingers of the FBI, repeatedly. This is a pattern. What about --

DENNARD: Do you think the FBI doesn't care --

SANDERS: I'm not saying the FBI doesn't care but what I am saying is there's a pattern. And we cannot ignore a pattern in this country. So if -- so if a self-identified white supremacist says this young man trained with a white supremacist paramilitary in Florida, had he been training, again, in my opinion, had he been black or brown people that have been training with the paramilitary in Florida, the FBI would have done something about it.

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