The Teflon Don has quite the committee of foreign policy advisors — but regardless whether they’re raving about Native Americans giving nuclear weapons to Turkey or retweeting anti-Semitic messages, they can always perfectly capture the heart of the Trump campaign.
“Not anymore, Jews”
So, does anyone remember the Holocaust? Because apparently, Trump’s campaign either doesn’t or doesn’t care, as demonstrated in a tweet by retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn on Sunday; the only thing more overt than Flynn’s tweet would be Mein Kampf.
The tweet came on Sunday in response to the claim made by Clinton’s camp that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the Democratic National Convention hack. Specifically, the accusation was made by Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook.
This upset Flynn, though, who wrote, “The corrupt Democratic machine will do and say anything to get #NeverHillary into power. This is a new low.” Now, if you think this is a case of “milord doth protest too much, methinks,” he joined this with a retweet from user Saint Bibiana who wrote:
>Cnn implicated. ‘The USSR is to blame!’ … Not anymore, Jews. Not anymore.
I consider that a low. It’s not a new one since this behavior is completely normal for the Trump campaign, but low is low, and Trump’s turned this campaign cycle into a game of moral and ethical limbo by appealing to the unhinged and frankly idiotic internet right-wing.
Bibiana’s tweet linked to a CNN Politics clip of Robby Mook’s comments. You know, a video that Flynn probably could’ve found anywhere.
Flynn, who spoke at the RNC last week, deleted the tweet and then issued an apology hours after he posted it, claiming that he only meant to share the CNN video.
I’ll believe that when I see impotent, tiny-figured albino caterpillar-wearing pigs fly. And Trump on jet doesn’t count.
Like I noted before, this isn’t the first time the Trump camp retweeted anti-Semitic messages. Earlier this month, he posted a picture accusing Clinton of corruption by featuring a picture of her alongside a six-pointed star that only an uneducated dolt or a child would think was anything other than the Star of David.
The campaign insisted that it wasn’t an anti-Semitic picture, but that it was actually a “plain” or “sheriff’s” star. You know, despite the original poster regularly shared other anti-Semitic messages. And Jewish journalists who cover Trump’s campaign regularly receiving anti-Semitic harassment at the hands of his Twitter Zoophyte Brigade™.
If you feel like their explanation is an insult to your intelligence, and like they’re talking down to you because they think you’re stupid — well, congrats on understanding an experience the average Trump supporter never will.
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