You may remember NBC’s national security analyst Cesare Frank Figliuzzi from several weeks ago. In the wake of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings, President Trump called on Americans to fly their flags at half-staff through Thursday, August 8th. Good thing we had Figliuzzi to explain the significance of this particular date, 8/8.
The numbers 88 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them the numbers 8-8 together stand for ‘Heil Hitler.’ So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8…No one is thinking about this.
He’s right. No one did think of this.
Figliuzzi, a former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, has a new message for us.
MSNBC’s Chris Jansing said, “I think one of the things, Frank Figliuzzi, is that this president has always, from anyone who was around him, Anthony Scaramucci knows this as well as anybody else, demanded this blind loyalty, right? ‘I say it, it must be so. Or even if you don’t think it’s so, you don’t criticize me for it.'”
Here is Figliuzzi’s reply:
Well, this is why it’s so important to look through the lens of radicalization when you look at this president and then apply counter-radicalization techniques. Because you’re right, attacking his followers is going to be counterproductive.
He demands that loyalty, and they are loyal. So if you call Trump followers racist en masse, they simply coalesce around each other and become even more protective and defensive of the leader, just as they would in, say, a terrorist organization to compare to the radicalization.
This is what passes for intelligent commentary on MSNBC and CNN. They are so enlightened and we are so contemptible. This is how progressives do it. They can’t argue on substance, so they have to smear.
Figliuzzi characterizes Trump supporters as a herd of sheep blindly following our leader. He is projecting the reality of the left onto us. They act like a herd of sheep.
The left has a list of talking points at any given time which they all repeat. That’s what makes it so easy for Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity to produce video montages which show ten different liberals on separate programs all spouting the same exact lines.
For example, after Robert Mueller was appointed to the special counsel, every talking head on every CNN and MSNBC program uttered some version of the phrase, “This is the beginning of the end for Trump.”
Back in January, liberals all denied that what was happening on our southern border was a real crisis. They were all repeating, “This is a manufactured crisis.”
The death of the bogus Russian collusion narrative was quickly followed by the demise of the obstruction narrative. It was a real one-two punch and it left them rudderless until, as a group, they adopted their new ‘Trump is a racist’ mantra. ‘Trump is a white supremacist” is a variation on that theme.
Finally Figliuzzi compares Trump supporters to members of a terrorist group.
Once again, he is projecting the groupthink of the left onto conservatives. He is attacking innocent people.
Fox News’ Jesse Watters pointed out that “terrorists attack innocent people and that’s exactly what MSNBC is doing.”
The most frightening thing about Cesare Frank Figliguzzi is that he is a 25-year veteran of the FBI.
Watch the clip below.
(Relevant segment begins at 4:45)