In 2015, everything broke Donald Trump’s way. And 2016 is looking pretty good too for the GOP front-runner, thanks to an unintentional collaboration between Hillary Clinton and the terrorist group Al-Shabaab.
Clinton castigated Trump during a debate last month, asserting that ISIS is “showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists.”
No evidence of any such video was found but we are not surprised to find a lack of fidelity at play. She is after all, a Clinton.
Apparently, Al-Shabaab — the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia — had nothing better to do that Saturday night than watch the debate, and they took Hillary’s words to heart. They’ve released a new recruiting video starring (posthumously, as he succumbed to a U.S. missile in 2011) Anwar al-Awlaki — and Donald J. Trump.
In the video the dead terrorist rails about imminent persecution of American Muslims and then throws to Trump giving a speech on the heels of the Islamic terror attacks in France and California, calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”
What a win for Donald Trump.
You’ve got the terrorists and Hillary on one side with a common voice, painting Trump as an anti-Islamic threat, and Trump on the other, in the face of bloody attacks on the homeland and around the world, promising to “bomb the (expletive) out of ’em.”
And do you remember who didn’t “Bomb the (expletive) out of ’em” in 1998, when we had a clean shot at Osama Bin Laden? It’s that guy out on the stump for Hillary in New Hampshire tomorrow — Bill Clinton. Last year, audio was discovered of Bill Clinton on Sept. 10, 2001, stating that he had Osama in the crosshairs. “I could have killed him, but I would have had to destroy a little town called Kandahar in Afghanistan.”
Lucky for Kandahar.
Bad for the United States.
And bad for Hillary Clinton, whose time as secretary of state served as the golden years for the terrorist powerhouses ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and many, many more. The numbers prove that no one has been better for recruiting terrorists and growing terrorism than the Democratic front-runner.
It is doubtful that this is the last time Hillary’s rhetoric is turned into ad copy for bloodthirsty killers around the world.
And Donald Trump will be sure to remind us.
Tom Shattuck is executive producer of Boston Herald Radio.
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