With increasing frequency, many on the left have taken to declaring the words and actions of President Trump and his supporters to be useful propaganda tools for ISIS.
In the past, we’ve seen this charge leveled when Republicans were reluctant to take in more than 10,000 refugees from war torn Syria, when President Trump issued travel restrictions on seven middle eastern countries via Executive Order, and even when Republicans speak in a way that rubs the left the wrong way.
The most recent iteration of this intellectually lazy argument surfaced in the wake of the United States’ use of the Massive Ordinance Air Blast Bomb (“MOAB,” often referred to as the “Mother of All Bombs”). Charges of an ISIS propaganda victory formulated quickly on Twitter….
It should be noted this line of faulty logic is not unique among Democrat lightweights. Hillary Clinton made similar statements frequently on the 2016 campaign trail and, just months ago, former President Obama opined, “I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric coming out of here in the course of this debate [on Syrian refugees].”