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Law enforcement officials investigate an explosion at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington Minnesota August. 5 2017

Co-host Brian Kilmeade jumped in later in the segment to ask Gorka what he thought about the reactions of members of Congress after Trump's "fire and fury" comments, which included sharp criticism from top Democrats and Republican Sen.

At this point, I know it's fruitless to point out that "social media advice" and official White House statements condemning domestic terrorism should not be the same thing, but I'm not sure which entry point to aim at in entering the cyclical hellscape of official American policy/Trump's tweets/Kellyanne Conway shaming the media for paying too much attention to said tweets. While investigations are ongoing, White House aide Sebastian Gorka didn't see anything wrong with saying that, perhaps, this bad attack was the product of left-leaning individuals trying to blame it on right-wing extremists.

Gorka defended Trump's silence on the issue by claiming that the attack may have been a left-wing plot disguised as a hate crime.

RUHLE: You don't have to make a statement about who did it, but you can make a statement denouncing how bad it would be to attack a building of worship.

"We've had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes by rivaling individuals in the last six months that turned out to actually be propagated by the left, so let's wait and see".

"When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely", Gorka said of whether Trump would respond to the bombing at the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

An explosion went off Saturday morning in the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in a Minneapolis suburb as worshippers were arriving for prayer.

'So let's wait and see and allow local authorities to provide their assessment. So the message is very clear: "Don't test this White House, Pyongyang".

Dayton's decision to call the attack "an attack of terrorism" has drawn accolades from the Muslim-American community. "We are wondering why President Trump has not tweeted about this", Asad Zaman, director of the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, told BuzzFeed News. Thankfully, nobody was injured, but the imam's office was damaged. Trump's remarks were swiftly condemned by lawmakers and foreign policy experts, who warned the president's rhetoric could aggravate the already volatile situation.

"When someone shouts "allahu akbar" as their stabbing a police officer, it's pretty clear it's not a case of the mafia robbing a bank", he said.

For the people of Minnesota, whose mosque was attacked on Saturday, however, Trump has nothing to say.

When a Filipino casino was attacked in June, Trump called the incident and example of "what is going on throughout the world with terror".

He was also silent for days after two good Samaritans were killed defending women from a man who was harassing them because they appeared Muslim.

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