Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been mocking presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban” for quite some time now.
However, in the wake of the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804, Trump struck back, saying the media should “ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night.”
In a news release directed at Hillary, Trump used Sen. Bernie Sanders claim that Clinton was “unqualified” to be president and pointed to her feigned ignorance of radical Islamic terror as proof that the presumptive GOP nominee’s temporary ban on immigration from the Islamic world was necessary.
Trump also took issue with Hillary’s claim that the proposed ban would promote terrorism.
“The fact that Hillary thinks the temporary Muslim ban, which she calls the ‘Muslim ban,’ promotes terrorism, proves Bernie Sanders was correct when he said she is not qualified to be president,” the news release read.
“Look at the carnage all over the world including the World Trade Center, San Bernardino, Paris, the USS Cole, Brussels and an unlimited number of other places. She and our totally ignorant president won’t even use the term radical Islamic terrorism.
“And by the way, ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night — another terrible, but preventable tragedy. She has bad judgement and is unfit to serve as president at this delicate and difficult time in our country’s history.”
While the disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 hasn’t been definitively linked to terrorism, there have been a number of signs that the incident was terror-related, including a claim of responsibility from the Islamic State group for the downing of the flight.
In addition to the rather unusual nature of a plane simply disappearing from radar at 37,000 feet — typically a sign of catastrophic depressurization, which is often caused by a bomb or missile — the Islamic State group had been increasing its focus on Egypt in recent weeks.
In an article in Foreign Affairs (via Foundation for Defense of Democracies), it was revealed that no less than 14 videos produced by the Islamic State group since the beginning of May had been directed at supporting the group’s obscure Sinai Province arm in Egypt.
The 14 videos represented one of the largest propaganda offensives ever mounted by the Islamic State group, made even more suspect by the fact that Egypt had not been a focus of the terrorist group’s aims in the past. It was speculated that such an offensive could be a prelude to a major terror attack.
If it does turn out that Trump was right and the disappearance was terror related, Hillary has a lot to answer for. Let’s just hope the media asks the necessary questions.
H/T The Hill
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