Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The news that got Trump elected wasn't made-up stories pushed by Twitter trolls, it was the stories Americans knew were true that the mainstream media and DC Establishment declared fake and refused to report.

There are dozens of examples, the most obvious being Islam and terrorism.

In the days after a self-declared jihadi slaughtered 49 people in a self-described mission for ISIS at the Pulse night club ("I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may Allah protect him, on behalf of the Islamic State"), I could hear my talk-radio callers turning into Trump supporters before my eyes … er "ears."

As the media twisted themselves into knots to present an utterly-false story line about a self-hating gay man, Donald Trump was attacked for tweeting out almost immediately that it was a "radical Islamic terror." Being Trump, he did so in a self-congratulatory way that was off-putting to many, but he was also attacked for stating the obvious about the deadliest Islamist attack on US soil since 9/11.

But as obnoxious as Trump's tweet may seem, compare it to Hillary Clinton's in the wake of the Paris attack months earlier: "Muslims … have nothing to do whatsoever with terrorism."

Many Americans thought to themselves "Trump may be a kook … but he's never said anything that stupid!"