Michelle Goldberg in the New York Times –
Only one candidate incites his supporters to mayhem.
When Elizabeth Neumann went to work in counterterrorism in Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security, she thought she’d be focused on Islamic extremism, as she was in George W. Bush’s administration. But as the assistant secretary for counterterrorism and threat prevention at D.H.S., she soon realized that she had to take the threat of white-supremacist terrorism seriously.
“It was probably 2018 when we started to realize that this was not just a blip, that Charlottesville wasn’t just a blip,” she told me.
Even as she and her colleagues worked to understand how domestic white supremacists were being emboldened, there was a series of shocking attacks.