President Donald Trump couldn’t have won without the xenophobic vote. Which makes his support of radical Islamic terrorism all the more interesting.
Trump ran his campaign on making America first. Racists flocked to his rallies in droves, eager to see that white supremacy was finally being normalized.
He even said:
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
Yet last month, the CIA quietly restored their Train and Equip program in Syria. While they claim it’s to support “moderate” Syrian rebels, it’s been proven there’s no such thing as a “moderate” rebel.
It’s all the Islamic State.
Former President Barack Obama originally did this program in an attempt to destabilize the Syrian government. Thanks to Trump’s love of Twitter, his 2013 tweet about staying out of Syria has been making the rounds:
We should stop talking, stay out of Syria and other countries that hate us, rebuild our own country and make it strong and great again-USA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 13, 2013
Four years and one amazing piece of chocolate cake later, and we’re knee deep in Syria.
Trump built up and has maintained his voter base by fueling Islamophobia. In fact, hate crimes against Muslims have been on the rise since he was elected into office. It’s no secret that most of his supporters hated Obama because he was Black.
During the campaign last year, Trump even claimed that Obama was the founder of ISIS. Naturally that turned a few heads. He was later asked if he meant Obama created it inadvertently.
“No, I meant he’s the founder of ISIS. I do. He was the most valuable player. I give him the most valuable player award. I give her, too, by the way, Hillary Clinton.”
So it would seem as though Trump wants nothing to do with Islam. He would rather focus on Making America Great and White Again, to try and get a Muslim ban passed and to let Syria take care of itself.
Just when you thought Trump couldn’t be more hypocritical, he restarts the Train and Equip program to help radical Islamic terrorism.
Watch this video to hear Trump complain about radical Islamic terrorism.
Feature Image Source: Screenshot Via Twitter.