NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi made an unbelievable claim on Monday as to why President Trump chose August 8 as the day to stop flying American flags at half-staff.
Figliuzzi claims that choosing this date could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolph Hitler.
Yes, he seriously said that.
Figliuzzi is a former FBI assistant director for counter intelligence. He made the claim while he was on the air doing a segment with Brian Williams.
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“The president’s either getting really good advice and rejecting it, or he’s getting really bad advice,” Figliuzzi said. “We have to understand the adversary and the threat we’re dealing with, and if we don’t understand how they think we’ll never understand how to counter them, so it’s the little things and the language and messaging that matters.
“The president says that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” Figliuzzi continued. “The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler.”
“So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8. No one’s thinking about this. No one’s giving the advice, or he’s rejecting the advice,” he added.
Here’s a better question. Why is this guy so informed on praising Hitler? No one is thinking about this stuff except psychos on the left like him who just want to rip President Trump.
Here are some other remarks President Trump made when he announced the flag at half-staff:
“Our nation is overcome with shock, horror and sorrow. We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil.”
“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”
All of these things were ignored by this insane NBC News contributor and he focused on a play of numbers that he somehow related to Hitler and white supremacists.
Go see a therapist, dude.