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The politics of job an act of assault ‘terrorism’: Why some people reason back

The politics of job an act of assault ‘terrorism’: Why some people reason back

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described a bombing in Manhattan on Saturday night as “obviously an act of terrorism” even though justification of a attacker’s motive.

But a city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, hesitated during initial to use that label.

On Sunday, with a perpetrator still on a loose, he called a bombing “an conscious act” and “a really bad incident” though pronounced there was no justification of a tie to a belligerent group. “To know any specific motivation, domestic motivations, any tie to an organization, that’s what we don’t know,” he said.

His hostility to use a word “terrorism” fast became provender for Donald Trump supporters to impugn Democrats for domestic exactness and debility in holding on a country’s enemies. The Republican presidential hopeful has criticized President Obama for avoiding a tenure “radical Islamic terrorism,” arguing that acknowledging a problem is a initial step to combating it.

robyn.dixon@latimes.com

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