Yes, it’s ironic for Donald Trump to call anyone else “an obnoxious blowhard” but the shoe fits so satisfyingly on Pamela Geller.
We’ve been reporting about Fox News’ efforts to delegitimize the fringe extremist Geller after a gunman opened fire on her “Draw the prophet” cartoon contest (fortunately, the police foiled the attack) over the weekend. ISIS has claimed credit.
Trump’s appearance on Your World today seemed to be another Fox effort to discredit Geller.
TRUMP: The last thing we need is an obnoxious blowhard like Geller to go out and start trouble when there’s no reason for it. I’m a bigger believer in free speech than she is, believe me. …This has nothing to do with free speech, this is taunting, and all it does is cause trouble.
…She should be much more responsible because what she’s doing is unnecessary. …She’s a person that’s doing this for her own purpose, Neil, and she’s doing a terrible thing for our country.
…I’m much tougher than she is in any different way - whether it’s military, whether it’s beating ISIS or anything else.
Host Neil Cavuto asked Trump, “Would you be afraid to attack Muslims?”
”Just the opposite,” claimed Trump. “I would do things that nobody would do. I would do things that would be tougher than anybody. …If she went after Jesus, instead of the Muslims, let’s see how long she’d last. If she went after the African-Americans, and went after the n-word… let’s see how long she would last.”
Too bad Geller wasn’t there to debate Trump. That would have been fun.
Watch Trump below, from today’s Your World.