From Truth To Slur On ISIS By Trump

Last night in a speech in Florida Donald Trump said something that was perhaps intended to distract the public from his threat/joke about “Second Amendment people” doing something about Hillary Clinton. Trump declared that President Obama was “the founder of ISIS.” Not satisfied with this line which he repeated several times, he added that “the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton.” In doing so, he illustrated a unique ability to take something that is true—the current administration’s responsibility for the rise of ISIS resulting from its ill-considered withdrawal from Iraq and refusal to do something about Syria–into something that sounds like one of the conspiracy theories Trump has promoted in the past. In this way, he simultaneously obscured the truth and lowered the level of political discourse in this campaign even further.

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From Truth To Slur On ISIS By Trump

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