(Ruby Ridge + Waco) * Oklahoma City Bombing = Extreme Caution
Prior to those events, the intelligence communities met the domestic terrorists with aggression, after that they found that their methods were not being received well by the public and they feared that continuing them would incite more violent acts. Thus, they took the soft approach from then on.
If my memory serves, it wasn’t long after the attacks of September the 11th of 2001 that the domestic terrorist division of the intelligence community was completely shut down.
So, the road to the empowered Extreme Christian Terrorist did not start with Trump, it’s been being laid and traveled upon for many years.
The best singular resource for stuff along this line that I know of is J.J. MacNab https://twitter.com/jjmacnab She’s an expert in the field. I ran across her when I was following the events at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Scott Carrier has the best interview of the whole event, and I read damn near every article on it and listened to a ton of interviews regarding it. It’s worth listening too even if you’re not interested in that specific event.