No sooner than news broke that a self-styled “eco-fascist” had attacked two mosques in serene, picturesque, and tolerant New Zealand, killing at least 50 and wounding nearly as many, the Western media went dutifully to work blaming it on POTUS Donald Trump.
Oh, they didn’t come right out and say, “Trump is responsible for this horrific incident!” — but they brought up what happened and what the alleged attacker, Brenton Tarrant, wrote in a ‘manifesto’ about Muslim “invaders” and how he became “radicalized” during a European tour.
The line of questioning from pathetic CNN was typical. One of the garbage network’s correspondents, John Berman, questioned GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who is also an officer and pilot in the Air National Guard and all but blamed the attacks directly on our president.
“You asked for God to change peoples’ hearts,” Berman said. “Does God need to change peoples’ language? And I ask you that, because this killer apparently in a screed, some people call it a manifesto, said he’s a supporter of President Trump as a symbol of white identity. Why would anyone see the president as a symbol of white identity?”
“I think God needs to change people’s hearts, and I beg he does, he needs to change their language,” Kinzinger replied, “but you cannot put this on President Trump.”
Sure they can, because that’s CNN’s only purpose these days, to portray President Trump as the second coming of Adolph Hitler, though he’s never once demonstrated any racist, bigoted characteristics.
And no, issuing an executive order banning persons from entering the U.S. from “Muslim-majority countries” doesn’t count as bigotry when the countries identified in the order are hotbeds of terrorism (and some of the same ones Obama noted when he banned travel to the U.S.).
But of course, the bad journalism didn’t stop with CNN. The New York Times’ Wajahat Ali claimed that POTUS Trump was enabling white nationalism — though Tarrant claimed in his manifesto he was disgusted by all of the Muslim migration into Europe.
Tired. Very little sleep. Stumbled with my words a bit but thank you to @BrookeBCNN for giving me space to say my piece about #Christchurch and the rise of white nationalism and how Trump is enabling it.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) March 15, 2019
Meanwhile, naturally, Left-wing American lawmakers who just happen to be Muslims have also laid the blame at Trump’s feet and, by default, every single one of his supporters — all of whom are now “white supremacists.”
Enter Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.):
Rep. @RashidaTlaib on the massacre in Christchurch. "I am so angry at those who follow the "white supremacy" agenda in my own country that sends a signal across the world that massacres like this is some kind of call to action." pic.twitter.com/qKS4XGs6Gt
— Lauren Fox (@FoxReports) March 15, 2019
Never mind that she’s an anti-Semite who is actively working to undermine Israel and Jews. That’s okay, apparently, in the far-Left, Democrat media. (Related: Twitter hosted violent hate rants and photos of New Zealand mass shooter who live-streamed the killing of Muslim churchgoers.)
USA Today also got into the fake news/blame Trump act, claiming — wrongly — that the president retweeted an interview he did with Breitbart News after the New Zealand shootings. In fact, the president tweeted a link to the Breitbart home page, not to any specific article. Oh, and he did so Thursday evening around 11 p.m. EDT, before the attacks.
Potential 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden, who served with the most racially divisive president in the history of our country, had to make sure he tweeted:
“Whether it is antisemitism in Pittsburgh, racism in Charlottesville, or the xenophobia and Islamophobia today in Christchurch, violent hate is on the march at home and abroad. We cannot stand by as mosques are turned into murder scenes.”
Whether it is antisemitism in Pittsburgh, racism in Charlottesville, or the xenophobia and Islamophobia today in Christchurch, violent hate is on the march at home and abroad. We cannot stand by as mosques are turned into murder scenes.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 15, 2019
Meanwhile, POTUS was right out of the gate with a tweeted message Friday morning, sending his “sympathy and best wishes” to the people of New Zealand.
“The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do,” he wrote. “God bless all!”
Wow. What a racist, bigoted, white nationalist he is.