Donald Trump On Terrorist Recruiting Video: ‘I Have to Say What I Have to Say’

Posted by | January 3, 2016 15:58 | Filed under: Contributors News Behaving Badly Politics Tommy Christopher

ISIS-affiliated al Shabaab fulfilled Hillary Clinton‘s debate attack on Donald Trump when they released a recruiting video featuring The Donald this week. On Sunday’s Face the Nation, John Dickerson asked Trump to react to the news, and Trump’s response was tautological and predictable: essentially, Trump told Dickerson “I gotta be me!”:

They use other people, too, what am I going to do? I have to say what I have to say. You know what I have to say, there’s a problem. We have to find out what is the problem and solve that problem.

As much as it pains everyone but Donald and possible Melania, I have to agree with Trump here.

While his Muslim-bashing is extremely unhelpful in persuading allies in that community to join us, the degree to which he convinces people to behead and burn people alive is about the last thing anyone should care about. Anyone who is going to join ISIS on that basis was never going to be a Peace Corps volunteer. What Trump’s alienation can do is keep people from joining the right side of that fight.

Elsewhere in the extensive interview, Trump simultaneously lightened up his racist attack on Ted Cruz’s faith, yet doubled down on it. A few weeks ago, Trump cast doubt on Cruz’s evangelical faith by noting that not too many evangelicals “come out of Cuba,” which Dickerson asked him to explain…READ MORE

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By: Tommy Christopher

Tommy Christopher is The Daily Banter's White House Correspondent and Political Analyst. He's been a political reporter and liberal commentator since 2007, and has covered the White House since the beginning of the Obama administration, first for PoliticsDaily, and then for Mediaite. Christopher is a frequent guest on a variety of television, radio, and online programs, and was the villain in the documentaries The Audacity of Democracy and Hating Breitbart. He's also That Guy Who Live-Tweeted His Own Heart Attack, and the only person to have ever received public apologies from both Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

14 responses to Donald Trump On Terrorist Recruiting Video: ‘I Have to Say What I Have to Say’

  1. labman57 January 3rd, 2016 at 15:59

    Trump has to periodically release his pent-up Muslim-bashing vitriol, lest he suffer severe indigestion.

    • Suzanne McFly January 3rd, 2016 at 17:56

      He is a gas bag isn’t he?

      • bpollen January 3rd, 2016 at 20:54

        Is he flammable?

        • Suzanne McFly January 3rd, 2016 at 21:31

          I am game to find out if you are :)

          • bpollen January 3rd, 2016 at 21:33

            I just happen to have both a lighter and kitchen matches…

  2. William January 3rd, 2016 at 16:41

    ‘I Have to Say What I Have to Say’
    So true.
    Because the gap toothed mouth breathers aren’t going to entertain themselves.

    • Larry Schmitt January 3rd, 2016 at 17:07

      He has talked publicly about how “hot” his daughter is. Who says that about their own daughter?

      • Suzanne McFly January 3rd, 2016 at 17:55

        I lived near rednecks in Florida and that is a new ‘thought’ I have never heard of.

      • bpollen January 3rd, 2016 at 20:53

        Some people have boundaries, and some people are more worried about Mexicans. Not saying who that people is.

  3. allison1050 January 3rd, 2016 at 18:56

    And to think that he really doesn’t speak as clearly as a 2nd grader! Can anyone see him sitting with other heads of countries? :o/

    • whatthe46 January 3rd, 2016 at 19:03

      he and jebby are afraid of syllables.

    • bpollen January 3rd, 2016 at 20:50

      Angela Merkel would be saying “Who’s the stiff?”

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