Barack Obama thought he was scoring points by hinting that President Trump wouldn’t say Nazis are bad, but Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill had the perfect retort by asking Obama why HE won’t say “radical Islam.”
Obama made his accusation in his speech in Illinois on Friday. During the speech Obama specifically tried to score gotcha points against President Donald Trump over Trump’s reaction to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, when so-called white nationalists clashed with the dangerous fanatics of Antifa.
You may recall that, even though Trump did directly say that white nationalism is bad, his reactions didn’t satisfy liberals that have claimed he “never denounced Nazis.”
During his speech, Obama said, “How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?”
But, at some level, Obama is the pot calling the kettle black. And Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill delivered the perfect backhand to Obama — the most anti-American president in U.S. history.
O’Neill, a former member of SEAL Team 6, jumped to his twitter with the perfect rejoinder to Obama’s jab at Trump.
“Nazis are bad. Now try saying ‘Radical Islam…'” O’Neill tweeted.
Nazis are bad. Now try saying “Radical Islam…” https://t.co/2jS4b8OgwJ
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) September 7, 2018
Oh, that is sweet, indeed.
And it is perfectly true. Obama spent 8 years making sure that no one ever linked Islam to terrorism. And Obama never denounced radical Islamic terror one time during his entire, bereft presidency.
Obama spent both his terms in office pretending that Islam had nothing whatever to do with terrorism.
But he most certainly used the word “radial” in connection with terrorism. He used the words “radical terrorism” for patriot groups, the tea party, Republicans, white people, and our returning veterans. But he never used it for our actual enemy; radial Islamists.
Obama is a shameful chapter in the U.S. presidency in every way.
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