Left flips out at Trump’s Manhattan response, but Ben Shapiro nails them with one burning question

Although many in the mainstream media tried to downplay and deny it at first, it wasn’t long before even the most reluctant were forced to call Tuesday’s New York City killing spree by 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov  a terrorist attack.

Saipov pledged allegiance to ISIS and yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he murdered 8 people and injured at least 15 with a Home Depot rental truck.

At first, President Trump’s response via Twitter was measured but firm.

But as more information about the killer became evident, Trump tweeted this:

Followed by condolences for the families affected.

And a promise to do something about the obvious…

A seemingly reasonable response, but liberals and Trump-haters were quick to criticize the president for supposed hypocrisy.

Except, we do know the basic facts. Any attempts to compare Trump’s response here to Charlottesville or Las Vegas are apples to oranges and completely disingenuous. Condemning an obvious admitted Islamic terrorist isn’t the same thing as using a horrific murder to push one’s version of gun control before the victims are even in the ground. It’s not even in the same universe.

Speaking of hypocrisy, in an article entitled “Why Don’t Media Treat Islamist Terror Attacks Like White Supremacist Terror Attacks?” conservative pundit Ben Shapiro opines:

“Now, we can have solid discussions about Confederate monuments and the Confederate flag. Those discussions are worthwhile. But why is that we leap to discuss those issues when a white supremacist terrorist kills innocents, but we leap to defend Islam when an Islamist kills innocents? Why the difference? Isn’t radical Islam just as horrifying as white supremacism? And isn’t white supremacism just as statistically non-representative of Confederate flag-owners throughout the South as radical Islam is of observant Muslims across the country?”

Plenty of others agreed with Shapiro:

Finally, notwithstanding the negativity, much of the reaction to President Trump’s tweets were similar to these:

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Scott Morefield

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Scott Morefield is a news and opinion columnist for BizPac Review. In addition to his work on BPR, Scott's commentary can also be found on TheBlaze, The Hill, WND, Breitbart, National Review, The Federalist, and many other sites, including A Morefield Life, where he and his wife, Kim, share their marriage and parenting journey.
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