"The danger I think white supremacy, violent extremism or some other kind of extremism is obviously important," Wray said at a hearing in the House. "We believe that it is a persistent and pervasive threat, and we are tackling it both by our joint Terrorism Working Groups on the national terrorism side and by our program of counterterrorism. defense of civil rights on the civilian side, through the application of hate crimes. "
Wray also denounced hate crimes and Democrats asked him what the FBI was doing to fight hate crimes.
"We are determined not to tolerate hate-motivated violence in our communities, so we will aggressively investigate these cases," said Wray, adding that there had been an increase in the number of "reports on hate crimes". does not automatically mean more hate crimes. The FBI's efforts to encourage the public to report hate-motivated crimes could have benefits, he said.
These comments do not exactly match what Trump said about white nationalism. Trump, who named Wray in 2017, downplayed the danger of white nationalism and even praised some of the Nazi supporters who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"I think it's a small group of people who have very, very serious problems, I guess," Trump said.