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Tags: steve rogers | egyptair | crash | terrorism | donald trump | fox and friends

Ex-FBI Officer: Trump 'Absolutely Right' on EgyptAir Crash

Ex-FBI Officer: Trump 'Absolutely Right' on EgyptAir Crash
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By    |   Friday, 20 May 2016 01:19 PM EDT

Steven L. Rogers, a former member of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, said that Donald Trump is "absolutely right" that the U.S. must take stronger action against terrorists in the wake of the EgyptAir jet crash.

During an interview with Fox and Friends, Rogers and the hosts referenced a tweet in which Trump asked, "When will we get tough, smart, and vigilant?"
"He's absolutely right. When are we going to get tough? And it goes back to some of the guests earlier that talked about what we are doing with ISIS in the Mideast. We've got to decapitate them," he said.

Rogers, who also served in the Office of Naval Intelligence until his retirement in 2004, agreed with Trump about ISIS and expressed hope that the presumed GOP nominee will be elected president.

"Mr. Trump said we've got to cut the head off, and that's ISIS. We've got to respond to terrorism with strength. And hopefully, if the time comes, he'll be able to do that," he said. 

Donald Trump credited Rogers' comments on Twitter:
The former intelligence officer stopped short of saying that he believed the jet crash was caused by a terror attack, adding that airplane's "black box" flight recorder would contain the answers.

However, he did note that a lack of security could have led to the crash.

"What we are talking about is not only a catastrophic failure regarding the aircraft, but there could have been a catastrophic failure regarding security,"

Rogers said that the U.S. must now redouble its own security efforts, saying, "We're going to have to check every single aircraft."

When asked by host Ainsley Earhardt if security checks were already happening, Rogers replied, "We don't know."

He added that while no terrorist organization has taken credit for the crash, he doesn't rule out a terrorist acting alone.

"It could have been a lone wolf. It only takes one person."

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Steven L. Rogers, a former member of the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force, said that Donald Trump is "absolutely right" that the U.S. must take stronger action against terrorists in the wake of the EgyptAir jet crash.
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