The usual Democrat arguments aren’t working anymore.
When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to CNN this week to brand likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump as unqualified to be president of the United States, the shadow of an Egyptian airliner that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday was hovering over the conversation.
And Americans who were watching had to know Trump was one of the few world newsmakers who had wasted no time saying out loud what millions suspected as soon as they heard about the missing airplane: EgyptAir Flight 804 had been brought down by terrorists. In a statement responding to Clinton’s criticism Thursday, The Donald doubled down hard.
“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,” Trump’s statement said.
“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 judgment and is unfit to serve as President at this delicate and difficult time in our country’s history.”
Just for the record, the official cause of the Egyptian air tragedy hadn’t been determined yet. But “the crash was more likely to have been caused by terrorism than a technical malfunction,” according to The New York Times.
In her interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo — yet another Democrat hack masquerading as a mainstream media journalist — Clinton also cited Trump’s proposal to temporarily halt Muslim immigration into the United States until the country can figure out a way to properly vet potential terrorists among the refugees.
“I know how hard this job is, and I know that we need steadiness as well as strength and smarts in it, and I have concluded he is not qualified to be president of the United States,” Clinton said.
“When you run for president of the United States, the entire world is listening and watching. So when you say you’re going to bar all Muslims, you’re sending evidence to the Muslim world, and you’re also sending a message to terrorists. … Donald Trump is essentially being used as a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism.”
It’s always painful to watch liberals come up with ways to blame their political opponents for the acts of murderous savages. In their view, Muslim radicals hate America because it supports Israel, or the Shah of Iran, or because of Abu Ghraib, or Guantanamo … and now Donald Trump.
Trump has many, many critics in conservative political circles, but even some of them are giving him credit for cutting through the worn out talking points regurgitated by Hillary Clinton and her defenders.
No, the usual Democrat arguments just aren’t working anymore.
Clinton’s critics on social media were scathing.
— Tom Odell (@TomOdell) May 19, 2016
— Latino78 (@latino7809) May 19, 2016
But this one hit the bullseye perfectly:
— Tony (@raceology2) May 19, 2016
Wising up indeed.