(CWM)Trump Has No Problem Spreading False Story About Muslims and a US General but He Can’t Denounce White Supremacists Because ‘I Want the Facts’
During the 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump several times told supporters a fake story about a U.S. general who, he claimed, executed Muslim extremists with bullets dipped in pigs’ blood, which is unholy and a sin.
“They were having terrorism problems, just like we do,” Trump said, speaking about United States Army Gen. John Joseph “Black Jack” Pershing.
“And he caught 50 terrorists who did tremendous damage and killed many people. And he took the 50 terrorists, and he took 50 men and he dipped 50 bullets in pigs’ blood — you heard that, right? He took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs’ blood. And he had his men load his rifles, and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said: You go back to your people, and you tell them what happened. And for 25 years, there wasn’t a problem. Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn’t a problem.”
On Tuesday President Donald Trump, asked why he waited so long to denounce white supremacists after a rally organizaed and attended by white supremacists turned violent and ended in the death of a young woman, Trump insisted that ‘unlike most politicians” he likes to wait for all the facts to come in before making profound statements.
“When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts. This event just happened. In fact a lot of the event didn’t even happen yet,” Trump insisted. “I don’t want to rush in to a statement. Making the statement when I made it, it was excellent.”
On Thursday afternoon, an hour or two after authorities in Barcelona confirmed that an attack that morning was in fact terrorism, but without the name of the suspects having been released, and without almost any details, President Trump posted an insane tweet referencing his debunked pigs’ blood lie.
Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
Again, Trump says he did not denounce white supremacists because the “event just happened” and “When I make a statement, I like to be correct. I want the facts.”
Apparently the only people Trump needs “facts” to condemn are Vladimir Putin and white supremacists.
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