In a masterstroke of ill timing today, Hillary Clinton again denounced Donald Trump as an enabler of Muslim terrorism…just as bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami was discovered sleeping in a bar in Linden, NJ.
From the NYTimes:
Mrs. Clinton moved to take control of the debate with a cutting attack on Mr. Trump on Monday: At a morning news conference inside an airport hangar in rainy Westchester, she urged Americans to show “courage and vigilance,” and not to demonize Muslims or Americans of foreign origin.
Mr. Trump, she said on Monday, had helped the Islamic State and others cast their attacks as part of a religious war between Islam and the West.
“They are looking to make this into a war against Islam, rather than a war against jihadists, violent terrorists,” Mrs. Clinton said, adding, “The kinds of rhetoric and language Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries.”
The anti-Trump “conservative” website The Federalist was more emphatic in its treatment of this morning’s airplane-hangar press conference. Under the title “Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump Is a Traitor, and These Attacks Are His Fault,” the editors included a key line left out of the Times account:
After multiple terrorist attacks launched across the U.S over the weekend, Hillary Clinton placed blame at the feet of the man she says is responsible for recruiting ISIS terrorists across the globe: Donald Trump. Then she accused him of treason, a capital crime that carries the penalty of death under federal law.
“Donald Trump is being used as a recruiting sergeant for ISIS,” Clinton said on Monday morning. “The kind of language and rhetoric Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries.”