White House spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is looking at options within the domestic intelligence gathering to prevent additional threats in the U.S. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump is looking at options within the domestic intelligence gathering agencies to prevent additional threats and acts from being committed by individuals, often referred to as "lone wolfs," already here in the U.S. who are not affected by the recent travel ban, a spokesman said on Wednesday (February 8). "He's working with the FBI and domestic intelligence agencies to gather the best information we can to prevent acts on our soil from people wherever they may be," spokesman Sean Spicer said, when asked about what the administration is doing to prevent attacks by individuals who are already U.S. citizens, American-born or naturalized, and do not fall under the category of those from the seven Muslim-majority nations targeted in the travel ban. Last Friday, Trump signed an executive order temporarily blocking travel to the United States by people from seven predominantly Muslim countries, prompting a global outcry and charges from his critics that he was advancing a white nationalist agenda. Trump has said he wants to put America first but has rejected characterizations of the order as a "Muslim ban."