In a rush to exploit a tragedy in order to help promote Donald Trump’s agenda, a conservative radio host managed to make a total ass of himself – then just kept digging.
Conservatives were quick to praise Donald Trump following the shocking car and knife attack at Ohio State University which was reportedly carried out by an 18-year-old Somali refugee who had recently become angry at America’s treatment of Muslims in the Middle East.
NBC News’s Pete Williams reported on-air that [Abdul Razak Ali] Artan made a Facebook post lamenting the treatment of Muslims worldwide just before the attack on Monday morning. “I am sick and tired of seeing [Muslims] killed & tortured EVERYWHERE. … I can’t take it anymore,” the posting read, according to ABC News. “America! Stop interfering with other countries … [if] you want us Muslims to stop carrying [out] lone wolf attacks.”
One of the quickest to put his foot in his mouth was Mark Dice, a pro-Trump radio host whose entire shtick appears to be having bad opinions on a variety of topics. He didn’t disappoint.
Wanting desperately to link Trump’s Islamophobia and anti-immigrant rhetoric, Dice lauded Trump as being “right again” about immigration, and called on America to “Build The Wall.”
Ohio State University attacker was a SOMALI REFUGE. Trump was right AGAIN. #BuildTheWall
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) November 28, 2016
He failed to mention that a wall along the Mexican border would have done jack squat to stop Artan, who emigrated to the United States in 2014 on an airplane. So how would building a wall help stop immigrants from Somalia exactly?
The internet was quick to seize on Dice’s idiocy and throw it in his face.
majorly agreeing with this guy that we should build a wall between the US and Somalia. pic.twitter.com/aAe4kn6ZWs
— (wooting softly) (@dogboner) November 28, 2016
A wall between America and Somalia? I'm asking for a friend called geography. https://t.co/k6df89ayvp
— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) November 28, 2016
he was a legalized U.S. resident….. & i'm almost positive you can't build a wall between US and Somalia.. fuckin' shmuck https://t.co/4A8P4jYBeb
— mehdi (@Mehdiiamor) November 29, 2016
Yes, because planes can't fly over a wall. SMH https://t.co/1dr0UGXfoW
— Stephan (@InquisitiveMarg) November 28, 2016
— YankeeGunner (@YankeeGunner) November 28, 2016
Rather than admit he screwed up, Dice has spent the entire afternoon instead screaming about being blocked by “liberal” celebrities – a favorite pastime of his which involves spamming people’s Twitter accounts with stupid comments then celebrating when they block him.
When not publicly failing at basic geography, Mark Dice is known mostly for being a conspiracy nut job. He organized a campaign to inform U.S. servicemembers overseas that 9/11 was an inside job. He suggested that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered by liberals. He’s into “Spirit Cooking” a conspiracy theory so idiotic that you should either definitely avoid it or definitely google it immediately.
In other words, we should expect Trump – who gets much of his news from right-wing fringe websites – to announce plans to build a wall and make Somalia pay for it any day now.
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