Well over half a century ago, I became a Bobby Fisher fan. He was asked at age 15 what he loved about chess. He answered: “I love to see them squirm.”
Today, I love to see the mainstream media squirm about Trump.
In response to the Orlando massacres by a Muslim terrorist, President Obama went before the cameras and gave his predictable lecture about terrorism with no adjective — “Islamic” — or its other adjective: “radical.”
President Obama never uses the I-word in conjunction with terrorism.
Trump went for the jugular before — not after — the speech. He tweeted:
“Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!”
Trump has his number.
I’ll tell you what else he has: his finger on the pulse of swing-vote Americans.
Trump’s tweet sent a pair of CNN journalists into rage — a rage of political impotence. Here, I analyze their tirade.
It began with what these out-of-touch liberals thought was a rhetorical question: “Does it matter if Obama uses the term ‘Islamic terrorism’?” Yes, it does. And I’ll tell you where it matters: in the election of 2016.
As millions of Americans processed the news that a terror attack had left 50 people dead at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Donald Trump reignited a political debate.
“Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn’t he should immediately resign in disgrace!” Trump tweeted moments before President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the White House. He doubled down on those comments in a statement later Sunday that also called on Hillary Clinton to toughen her tone on terror.
As expected, Obama did not utter the words “radical” or “Islam,” instead referring to the attack as “an act of terror and an act of hate.” Indeed, he has resisted using the term “radical Islam” throughout his presidency despite pressure from Republicans.
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