The left has had a field day after Donald Trump riled up a crowd in South Carolina on Friday by regaling them with a story of how an American general dealt with terrorists by dipping bullets in pig’s blood before killing them.
Trump told the crowd the legend of Gen. John J. Pershing who, the story says, had a Muslim terrorism problem in the Philippines in 1911 and to teach them a lesson gathered 50 terrorists and killed 49 of them with bullets dipped in pig’s blood.
The 50th man was let go to tell the others what happened and America didn’t see another terrorism problem for 25 years, according to the legend.
To anyone who can reason, Trump was using the illustration to tell the crowd that America isn’t tough enough on terrorists and that he would be tougher.
“Can you imagine these people, when they sit around at night eating whatever they’re eating, and talking – and they’re talking about the United States that they’re actually worried about waterboarding as being a little bit cruel and these people chop off heads,” he told the crowd. “They must think we are the dumbest and the weakest and the stupidest people on earth, on earth — On Earth!”
Several news organizations missed the point entirely and jumped on the story stating unequivocally that Trump had shared a false tale. Some cited Snopes as their source.
But Snopes did not call the story false at all.
Snopes described the story as a legend which they could not prove or disprove.
“We haven’t eliminated the possibility that Pershing at some point chose to deal with a group of “Mohammedan fanatics” in a manner similar to the one described (in the story),” the website wrote.
A far cry from calling the story false.
The technique is one that politicians often pull out, but the left only freaks out like this when it’s a Trump story about killing presumed Muslim terrorists.
Hillary Clinton still hasn’t explained the illustrative tale she told the Des Moine Register early January, according to Fox News. Weeks later she retold the tale but this time she said a person she met on the campaign trail gave her that example the day before.
The New York Daily News took the opportunity to make a fool of itself again with another ridiculous cover.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 20, 2016
Slate tried to say Trump endorsed executing Muslims in the same manner.
— Slate (@Slate) February 20, 2016
Here’s a beauty from MSNBC.
Trump hails torture & mass killing of Muslims by sharing fake story | Absolutely crazy & wrong,wrong wrong! https://t.co/r8jTi2CFHe
— James McHale (@JamesMcHaleUK) February 20, 2016
Watch his speech below and decide for yourself what Trump was actually saying.