(Trump.news) Wait – isn’t he a racist? One of the far Left’s default “arguments” for voting against (and vilifying) likely GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump is that he’s a racist. But if that were really true why would any minority support his candidacy, let alone show up at a campaign event in praise of him? And yet, that’s exactly what Diamond & Silk (real names Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson), two well-known African American video bloggers and YouTube personalities, did last evening. Trump made a campaign stop in Greensboro, N.C., and the ladies took to the stage to thank his supporters for showing up and to praise The Donald. Catch the video here.
War of words: It seems that Trump’s criticism of President Obama’s terrorism policies – that immigration is out of control; that there are too many migrants coming from terrorist hotbeds around the world who aren’t properly vetted by intelligence authorities; that the president can’t even call Islamic extremist terrorism Islamic extremist terrorism – has gotten under the president’s skin.
At a press conference that appeared to be more of a rant session against the GOP presidential contender than anything else, Obama lambasted his critics over his failure to use the term, saying, in part, that simply changing the terminology would not make much difference in terms of his overall anti-terror, anti-ISIS strategy.
But rather than be ruffled by the president’s words, Trump made a keen observation: That Obama seems to be more angry at him than he is at the terrorists. Per the Daily Mail:
Donald Trump celebrated his 70th birthday in North Carolina with a serenade from an estimated 9,000 people and a vicious rebuttal to an afternoon of attacks lodged by Hillary Clinton and the president they both hope to replace.
‘Happy birthday? Ah, don’t tell me about my birthday!’ he grinned as the singing started.
Trump’s smile turned quickly into a pointed glare, though, as he blamed ‘weak, ineffective people’ in President Barack Obama’s administration for what he said was an out-of-control immigration problem linked to the weekend’s gun massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
In a rare break from the no-drama-Obama voters have come to expect, the president unleashed an angry lecture on Trump in the afternoon, painting him as a know-nothing poseur whose lack of nuanced foreign policy knowledge and china-shop-bull approach to diplomacy would threaten to turn the Arab world against Americans and radicalize a new generation of Islamist jihadis.
“I watched President Obama today. And he was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!” he marveled. Much more, here.
On that note, others have observed that Obama’s tantrum against Trump – and that’s what it was – is a sign that the GOP presidential contender is touching on a sore subject: The president’s failed leadership when it comes to keeping the country safe. Writes Michael Goodwin of the New York Post:
If it is true that the best defense is a good offense, President Obama should be celebrating in the end zone now. Obviously furious over criticism that his anti-terror policies are weak and that the Orlando slaughter proves it, he went on a televised tirade to let America know he’s mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
He laid waste to a field of straw men, cable-TV pundits and the always-evil “partisan rhetoric,” by which he means anyone who disagrees with him. It was a striking display of personal anger and pent-up grievances — and a total failure of leadership during a national crisis.
It also, inadvertently, captured why Donald Trump was able to brawl his way to the GOP nomination. All his nice Republican rivals couldn’t stir voters because they never knew how to rattle Obama the way Trump is doing. The president didn’t mention Trump yesterday, but the whole speech was nothing but a desperate and incoherent reaction to Trumpism.
Goodwin nails it. Read the rest, here.