Thursday, June 08, 2017

Exploiting Death

President Trump has a message for the world. His concern for terrorism begins and ends with the borders of the United States of America

Trump first responded to the recent atrocity in London with an appropriate and tasteful tweet. However, eight minutes later he followed with "We need to be smart,vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban and an extra level of safety."

The next morning he tweeted "We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people.  If we don't get smart, it will only get worse." What got worse was his attitude as he grossly misrepresented the words of Sadiq Khan by tweeting "At least 7 dea and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed.'"

Way to go in exploiting mass murder, Mr. President. However, Trump will not confine his gratuitous, tasteless insults to allies. In their worst moments, other people will become victims of the crude and rude head of state. Politico reports

Gunmen and suicide bombers killed at least 13 people in Tehran on Wednesday in an attack on the Iranian parliament building and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard blamed the attack on Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally and a regional rival that practices a different form of Islam than the one endorsed by the Iranian government.

Saudi Arabia has denied any involvement and the Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The White House statement, issued Wednesday afternoon, offered prayers for the Iranian victims but also jabbed at the government in Tehran over its support of groups viewed by the U.S. as terrorists.

“We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times,” the White House statement said. “We underscore that states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote.”

Shorter Trump: "Too bad about the dead people, but it's all your fault. "

Not as short Trump: "We're against terrorism- unless we don't like the victims.  Too bad, drop dead."

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