During a meeting Tuesday with state Attorneys General, Trump allegedly channelled known racist and anti-Semite David Duke when suggesting that perhaps the wave of antisemitism sweeping areas of the nation was being perpetrated by others seeking to discredit Trump.
Pensylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told BuzzFeed “He just said, ‘Sometimes it’s the reverse, to make people – or to make others – look bad,’ and he used the word ‘reverse’ I would say two to three times in his comments. He did correctly say at the top that it was reprehensible.”
Like a line straight from the mouth of Alex Jones with frothing and screaming “false flag” and “fake news” thinly veiled behind his dictator’s wolfish veneer, Trump just marginalised the rash of more than 100 bomb threats that have many in the Jewish community in fear.
When pressed for further information about the purpose of the President’s comments, Shapiro only said, “I really don’t know what he means, or why he said that.” Shapiro added, “It didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.”
It might make a bit more sense if outspoken Trump supporter and klansman David Duke happened to make a similar suggestion just the day before.
I've never been into conspiracy theories – so maybe these recent bomb threats on Jewish centers are just COHENcidences (perfect timing)? pic.twitter.com/FrXggKAXnA
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) February 28, 2017
New bomb threats hit at least 10 US Jewish centers today.
Why can't the government trace where these threats are coming from – Tel Aviv? pic.twitter.com/OXjDUS6teB
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) February 27, 2017
Kurt Eichenwald of Newsweek saw the connection.
First, @DrDavidDuke says the attacks on Jewish cemeteries is a false flag op. Then, Trump and his team repeat the allegation. Horrifying.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) February 28, 2017
If one didn’t know better, one would think that the President of the United States just toed the line of one of America’s most loathed racist bigots. Truly telling of where Trump’s mind may be.
So repeating racist propaganda and then there is this little gem…
Trump is also blaming Barack Obama for protests and town hall meetings that seemed to plague those in Congress across the nation last week during their recess.
Trump firmly believes that Obama and his minions are behind every leak and are organising protests to discredit Trump and sideline his agenda.
If any other old guy was telling you this while you waited in line at the corner store, you would likely write it off as some blathering old drunk rambling on as he waits to purchase his six-pack of Old English 800 and his nightcap of Listerine.
Well, that blathering old drunk is the President.