MSNBC Host Thomas Roberts accused President Donald Trump of provoking an Islamic terrorist attack against the United States for his own political gain.
Roberts’ allegation came in response to two of Trump’s tweets following the ISIS London Bridge attack killing seven and wounding 40 over the weekend, when he blasted the courts for jeopardizing America’s national security by blocking his travel ban.
“We need to be smart, vigilant and tough,” Trump tweeted on Saturday, in lieu of Great Britain’s second major Islamic terrorist attack over the past few weeks. “We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!”
The next day, Trump took to Twitter again, implying that the United States will suffer the same fate of the United Kingdom if it treats Islamic terrorism with the same politically correct policies that are enforced on the island nation.
“We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people,” Trump posted to his nearly 32 million Twitter followers Sunday. “If we don’t get smart, it will only get worse.”
Rallying the Left
Roberts insinuation that Trump was inviting terrorist attacks to push his Muslim travel ban forward was made twice in the same day – one in an interview with Atlanta’s Muslim mayor, Kasim Reed, and the second with former Gov. Howard Dean (D-Vt.). Each Left-leaning politician refused to directly answer Roberts’ loaded questions.
Here is the line of questioning Roberts directed at Reed just hours before hitting Dean with the same inquiry.
“So, let’s not be PC about this – is the president trying to provoke a domestic terrorist attack with this Twitter rant only to prove himself right?” Roberts posed to the Muslim mayor, according to Mediate.com.
While Reed ducked the question by insisting that Twitter is not the best medium to address the topic of terrorism, Dean dodged giving an answer by generally insisting that Trump is not fit for his job.
“Uh, I just think he’s – well, I think he’s totally incompetent,” Dean responded, according to Real Clear Politics.
Roberts had this to say in reply:
“We don’t know more about the three suspects, Howard, but we do know that the president found that inappropriate of the mayor, and went after him saying at least seven dead and 48 wounded … and the mayor of London says there’s no reason to be alarmed,” Roberts informed Dean before continuing to paraphrase Trump’s tweet. “And he also said we have to quit ‘being politically correct, get down to the business of security for our people … if we don’t get smart it is only going to get worse.’”
Roberts then got more direct with Dean … and critical of Trump.
“I asked this of Mayor Reed, but seems like the president is trying to provoke something that he can politicize more for his own gain in America,” the Leftist host suggested. “Do you feel that way?”
The liberal media personality implied that he had the answer to his own question on Twitter.
“Based on @POTUS tweets after London attack it’s a fair question,” Roberts tweeted Sunday. “Also considering established track record.”
A conservative response
Addressing Roberts’ question, one conservative journalist pointed out the clear media bias against Trump – one that was virtually nonexistent during former President Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House.
“Is this a fair question?” Townhall’s Matt Vespa asked. “Would Obama be accused of this if he went off half-cocked on Twitter after a terrorist attack in an alternate universe? With Trump, it’s a multi-layered hate cake because he’s a Republican, who also beat Hillary Clinton – which wasn’t supposed to happen.”
He followed up with another question in order to address the reasoning behind the incessant attacks and accusations aimed at Trump by the mainstream media, Democrats and other Leftists.
“So, what to do if you’re the liberal media elite?” Vespa continued his rhetorical inquiry. “Well, you peddle stories about Russian collusion that turn out to be nothing burgers and wage an incessant campaign to mock and denigrate his presidency. Some might say that’s what they should be doing, others might say it’s a sign that Trump is winning.”
He went on to list off the recent progressive assaults on the Right, wondering if the barrage against Trump will ever end.
“[W]e had Hollywood liberal go insane last week … we had Kathy Griffin do a disastrous mock beheading photo shoot, where she holds up a bloodied head of the president,” Vespa recounted. “Then, after the horrific terror attack in London over the weekend, which left seven people dead – including over 40 injured – Bette Midler tweeted that ‘men and religion are useless.’”
The political critic said that such affronts against the commander-in-chief are nothing new.
“The notion that the president of the United States is wanting a terrorist attack to exploit for political gain is a throwback to the progressive nutjobs who thought the 9/11 attacks were an inside job,” he explained. “It was insane then, and it’s still crazy now.”
A few more words were offered in regard to Roberts’ inquisition and Trump’s integrity as America’s commander-in-chief.
“Roberts may think this line of questioning is legitimate, but without hard evidence, it’s rather irresponsible to bring up on live television,” Vespa argued. “I know it may be hard for some on the Left to comprehend this, but Donald J. Trump is not evil. That would be ISIS. You’re getting your enemies mixed up (shocker).”
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