Ex-Obama adviser calls Trump supporters an ‘issue of Homeland Security’

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An Obama-era deputy national security adviser painted Trump supporters as an "issue of Homeland Security" and called for government and Big Tech to regulate information on social media in a televised interview Wednesday afternoon.

"It’s going to take many years to detox the disinformation, the lies, the hate that has been spread," Ben Rhodes told MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. "A whole segment of the American population has been radicalized over what’s happened the last four years, and by the fact that Donald Trump is no longer there – they can no longer see Donald Trump representing their grievances in the highest office."

He said the result would be "a lot of work" for national security officials.

"I think from a policy perspective, Nicolle, there are big questions about the future of social media in this country, whether or not someone has to step in and regulate these platforms so that it’s not left to the CEO of Twitter to make a decision to kick President Trump off a couple of week before his term e... (Read more)

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