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Trump Just Tweeted A Debunked Racist Myth. CNN’s Jake Tapper’s Response Is Perfect


Trump Just Tweeted A Debunked Racist Myth. CNN’s Jake Tapper’s Response Is Perfect

Descending into another delusional tweet, President Donald Trump cited a false story about an American general executing dozens of Muslim prisoners in the Philippines and defiling their bodies with pig blood in the wake of a deadly terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday.

The president said to “study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught,” an apparent reference to a debunked legend about World War I-era General John J. Pershing that Trump repeatedly recounted in his speeches on the campaign trail, making the case for the mass-murder of Muslims.

“He took fifty bullets, and he dipped them in pig’s blood,” Trump said at a rally in South Carolina in February 2016. “And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the fifty people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the fiftieth person he said ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem, okay?”

Trump said at the time the moral of the story was: “We better start getting tough and we better start getting vigilant, and we better start using our heads or we’re not gonna have a country, folks.”

Islam, like Judaism, forbids the consumption of pork.

Trump’s tweet came hours after a car crashed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain. Authorities there have labeled the incident a terrorist attack and taken a suspect into custody.

Trying to explain the reasoning of a so-called leader who seems hell-bent on breaking every rule of civility, fairness, and basic decency, words can seem insufficient.

Not for CNN’s Jake Tapper. In a series of tweets, the reporter immediately took to Twitter and fired off an epic threat that perfectly laid bare the shameful actions of Donald Trump.

Well said, Jake Tapper.

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