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Sen. Mark Warner: Muslim-Americans Better Integrated Into U.S. Society

'That’s why it troubled me so much to see the type of tweets the president has put out in the last 12 hours'

Senator Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, speaks to members of the media at The Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
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Virginia Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that there is no specific threat to the U.S. related to the terrorist attack in London.

“I think what you are seeing in Britain is a resoluteness but also a recognition that as when British went through three decades of IRA-related terrorism they will carry on and I think in many ways that’s what we need to do here in our country as well," Warner said, urging Americans to follow the example and to "carry on."

Warner went on to discuss what he saw as the root cause of the wave of terror hitting the U.K. today, a lack of integration. "The Muslim-American community is better integrated into US society; that's always been our secret sauce," explained the senator.

“I think we are seeing, again, the benefits of that,” he said. “That’s why it troubled me so much to see the type of tweets the president has put out in the last 12 hours.”

Warner was referring to President Trump tweeting the need for his travel ban and slamming “political correctness” which be claims has made Americans vulnerable to attacks - sentiments which Warner worries will distance Muslim-Americans from the rest of U.S. society.