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For Trump Critics, No Good Presidential Deed Goes Unpunished

Brett Davis

Posted on October 29, 2019 19:34

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The left stumbles all over itself to minimize the death of the Islamic State’s leader.

President Trump could walk on water, and the next day’s headlines would read, “Trump Can’t Swim!” Trump could cure cancer, and he would be excoriated for putting medical researchers out of work. Trump could green light a military operation resulting in the death of the world’s most wanted terrorist, and the president’s political foes and detractors in the press would downplay it and in some cases side with the deceased Islamic radical.

Disturbingly enough, one of these examples is real and perfectly encapsulates the lengths Trump-haters will go to in order to deny the president any kudos whatsoever.

On Sunday, Trump announced that Islamic State founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died as a result of a raid conducted in northwestern Syria by United States special operations forces. The overall reaction of Trump’s foes – both political and in the press – to this undeniably good news was muted, and in some cases, far worse and indefensible.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi – neck-deep in the kangaroo court shenanigans of an alleged impeachment inquiry – released a statement praising the military’s professionalism, and also excoriating the president for failing to give House leadership a customary heads-up on the mission, conveniently ignoring that as of late the House has leaked like a sieve information damaging to Trump.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden complimented the military and intelligence community, but blamed Trump for possibly emboldening the Islamic State with the recent pullout of U.S. troops from the Turkey-Syria border. “This victory was not due to Donald Trump’s leadership,” Biden said. “It happened despite his ineptitude.”

Fellow presidential contender Amy Klobuchar said Baghdadi’s killing doesn’t mean Trump’s “foreign policy overall has not been a disaster.”

Amazingly, members of the mainstream media beclowned themselves more so than any of Trump’s political adversaries.

National Public Radio couldn’t heap enough praise on the late terrorist leader in the form of a roundtable discussion with three NPR reporters and host Lulu Garcia-Navarro. Fond remembrances of Baghdadi included statements like “He was a real leader” and “a movement we’ve never seen before.”

The New York Times, of course, did its part to make sure Trump received no credit for giving the go-ahead on the mission that iced Baghdadi:



The prize for journalistic obsequiousness, however, went to The Washington Post for this ridiculous headline, which was deservedly and mercilessly ridiculed:



The sad bottom line is that for the left, President Trump is the main enemy, and so anyone against him – even a ruthless terrorist who enjoyed murder and rape – must have some positive attributes. Politics ain’t beanbag, but it’s a sad commentary on the state of civics in America when critics of Trump can’t even rejoice in the fact Baghdadi’s rubout via the U.S. military deals a heavy blow to the caliphate-less Islamic State.

Brett Davis

Posted on October 29, 2019 19:34

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Source: CBS 11

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