Terrorists are “hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes President,” Donald Trump declared in a statement on Monday.
‘They are hoping and praying that Hillary Clinton becomes President so that they can continue their savagery and murder.’
Talking Points Memo adds this wasn’t the Trump-Pence campaign’s only claim that Hillary Clinton’s soft on terrorists that day.
‘In yet another, earlier statement, Trump spokesman Jason Miller accused Clinton of trying to “distract from her horrible record on ISIS” by accusing Trump of treason. She did not use that word during a press conference earlier in the day, but did describe Trump as “giving aid and comfort to our adversaries.”‘
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 19, 2016
Who really encourages terrorists, Donald Trump?
This is rich, considering that Donald Trump’s the guy who gets featured in terrorist groups’ videos when they want to get people mad.
In December, Hillary Clinton caught all kinds of flack for claiming ISIS was using Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim comments as a recruiting tool. Politifact couldn’t find a shred of evidence and rated that statement False.
Soon after, they had to change their tune. In January, Al Shabaab — an Al-Qaeda affiliate — released a video with Donald Trump calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S.” Sure, he was only talking about a temporary shutdown, but the terrorists still didn’t take that kindly.
Then in March, Newsweek got hold of a damning video from ISIS with footage from the aftermath of the attacks on Brussels. And sure enough, there was Donald Trump commenting on how Brussels is “a disaster.”
‘Clinton’s initial statement in December “was false at the time,” said Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. “It’s true now.”‘
Gartenstein-Ross added that there also may be other videos.
‘ISIS’s video production operation is so large, it’s really hard for people to watch every single ISIS release because they release so much. They’re extraordinarily prolific.’
Watch: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s statements on terrorism.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clash over rhetoric and how to stop ISIS. https://t.co/V45blAwT5B
— Hardball (@hardball) September 20, 2016