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Former Florida Congressman Allen West told the Washington Examiner exactly what he thinks of all the nonsensical media hysteria surrounding supposed plagiarism in a small percentage of Melania Trump’s Monday night speech.
That’s right, he doesn’t care, and neither should you.
“I don’t give a damn. I really don’t,” West said. “I spent 22 years in the United States military. I’m concerned about the fact that we have aviation maintenance crews that are out and they’re going through boneyards and going throw museums trying to scavenge parts to keep our aircraft flying. I’m concerned about Islamic jihadism. I’m concerned about the unemployment rate, the growing debt and the deficit. … I don’t really give a doggone about her speech.”
Speaking of dogs, the former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel used an interesting analogy for what really happened in the aftermath of the speech. “But, in the media they do a very good job of yelling squirrel and like bird dogs we go running off and we forget about what the real focus should be.”
Using a baseball analogy, West did call the alleged plagiarism a Trump campaign “unforced error,” a “side item” that distracts from the real issues.
When asked if the staffer responsible for the error should be fired, West answered by continuing his baseball analogy, “If you end up losing the game. If you end up coming out of the convention and people are still talking about that … ”
Given the excitement yet to come, surely it won’t come to that.
According to the Examiner, “The wide-ranging interview also covered what West would have done to prevent the attack in Benghazi, how the Trump campaign should reach out to black voters and whether West would ever consider running for office again.”
Watch the full interview below:
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