If a Democratic presidential candidate insulted Catholicism, devout Fox Catholic Steve Doocy and his fellow Christian friends would be apoplectic. But when it comes to Donald Trump spewing hate filled rhetoric directed at Islam, Doocy and his pals think it's just fine and dandy!
Last Friday, the Fox fiends discussed how Trump has "doubled down" on his statement that "Islam hates us." Video was shown of Trump, in response to Jake Tapper's question about whether Trump meant all Muslims, saying "a lot of them." Fox's newest Christian sweetheart, Ainsley Earhardt, referenced an earlier Fox & Friends conversation with Marco Rubio during which he said that Trump's assertion was problematic. After video of Rubio was shown, during which he differentiated between Muslim allies and "radical Islam," Doocy began the whitewash: "You said many, you didn't say all."
Trump responded that he "said many" and "means many" and that "there's no question about it." In appealing to Fox & Friends' patented anti-PC meme, he asserted he doesn't "have to be politically correct about it" and that he's "in this thing to make America great again." (So Islamophobia is part of making America great? Who knew?) Trump continued to justify his hatred by, drum roll please, accusing Islam of hating us: "There's tremendous hatred there and we might as well recognize it and we might as well recognize it, folks." Earhardt provided some validation: "What's happening now is not working." Trump again took credit for "not being politically correct."
When he described radical Middle East mosques, the kids shook their heads in agreement. Brian, "all terrorists are Muslim," Kilmeade said "right." Trump continued his attack: "We have a problem, they have a problem." After Trump regaled us with his knowledge of Middle Eastern geo-politick, he claimed that he "didn't say all" [Muslims]. When he asserted that "there's tremendous hatred there, no doubt about it." Doocy muttered his agreement. Trump continued: "We might as well recognize it folks." Doocy: "There you go."
Wall of genius Earhardt repeated her obviously scripted agreement: "A lot of people say, what's happening now isn't working." (What does that even mean?) That provided Trump with an opportunity to validate his point by repeating her statement. Trump did his patented stream of consciousness about the need to "rebuild our country" and "knock out ISIS" because "they're chopping off heads" blah, blah, blah. As an example of his claim, that we're being too "politically correct" in our fight against ISIS, he stated that the US is not bombing certain areas because of concerns about air pollution. Naturally, the pals didn't ask for any proof of this allegation.
So other than a weak tea defense of our Muslim Kurdish allies, the crew seemed to be in total agreement with Trump. There was no mention of the incendiary, specious, and offensive nature of his commentary, particularly with regards to American Muslims. But let somebody say something nasty about Christians and it's a whole different story on Fox & Friends - your home for anti-Muslim smears!
His [ideological] daddy, Steve Doocy, is carefully tending to junior’s diaper as any doting parent would do. Good thing too, it was smelling rather ripe.
Der Furor, the ultimate dealmaker, will make such a yuuuuuuge foreign negotiator. The greatest diplomat ever. Just ask Trump if you have any doubts.
He’ll stroll down to Mexico city and call the locals a bunch of “rapists” and they’ll love him so much for it they’ll build us a yuuuuuuge wall, the greatest one ever and not even bill us for it.
He’ll visit our allies in the Middle East, call all Muslims “terrorists” and, since its that magical word Republicans have been waiting for a president to use, ISIS will throw down their arms and peaceably return to their homes. Oh, and they’ll give us all their oil for free in gratitude.
It’s all so easy for The Donald. Us liberals just don’t appreciate his splendor. 😉
After all, that’s their only reason to exist.