For those of us who’ve been keeping up with recent history in the Middle East, the terrorist group called Daesh (or ISIS, or IS, or ISIL — they have almost as many names as they have failures) was established by Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, known to most of the world as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
It should not surprise you to know that Trump hasn’t been keeping up with recent history in the Middle East.
While giving a speech on Wednesday night, Trump announced that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are apparently the founders of Daesh. If this is news to you, don’t worry — it’s news to everyone who doesn’t live inside of the right-wing noise machine.
“ISIS is honoring President Obama”
Trump’s foreign policy can be summed up with “Suck up to Vlad Putin and pretend to be the bigger villain in the room.” Since this isn’t a very palatable foreign policy to most thinking adults, however, he has to hide this by attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton.
He’s attacked both Clinton and Obama before, and he did it again at a Wednesday rally in Sunrise, Florida, where he said the policies of Obama and Clinton made them the “founders” of the terrorist organization:
ISIS is honoring President Obama. He is the founder of ISIS. He is the founder of ISIS, OK? He’s the founder. He founded ISIS. And I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.
That’s kinda funny coming from someone who’s been in close agreement with ISIS before, who’s been called the “ISIS candidate” by terror experts, and who Clinton rightly attacked as the best recruiter ISIS could ever hope for.
It’s not because Trump has any affinity for the crumbling tent that al-Baghdadi built; it’s because insane authoritarian extremists of a feather tend to think alike. Their memes swim in the same fetid pool of ideological piss they pass off as “intellectual thought” and never change, because that would require creativity and creativity requires empathy — something none of these emotionally stunted, insecure, thin-skinned, entitled little boys have.
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