Comedian Sarah Silverman thinks burying your head in the sand makes your problems go away.
Silverman slammed President Trump for declaring we will defeat “radical Islamic terrorism” during his first joint address before Congress.
It was a rhetorical departure from the past eight years, when former President Obama refused to utter those words, claiming it will turn all Muslims against the United States. Obama’s reasoning doesn’t sound insulting at all: If you offend a Muslim, they’ll immediately turn into terrorists.
Silverman tweeted: “We had a president of deep thought and introspection who kept us safe w/out use of fear. Now we have a bloated ego who’s gonna get us killed.”
Except that Obama’s soft, sweet phrasing of “Radical Islamic terrorism” didn’t keep us safe at all. And many Twitter users were eager to remind Sarah Silverman of that pesky thing called reality:
Just the highlights toots
Little Rock 2009
Ft. Hood 2009
San Bernadino 2015
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) March 1, 2017
— ??Patti Taylor?? (@ThisPatti) March 1, 2017
@SarahKSilverman Tell that to the 49 people who were massacred by Omar Mateen (swore allegiance to ISIS) in Orlando Nightclub 6/12/2016.
— Stewart Hanson (@Jaystew17) March 1, 2017
@SarahKSilverman People in Chicago felt real safe under Obama. Not all of us have gated communities and private security. Silly millionaire.
— AZSpartan2 (@AZSpartan2) March 1, 2017
Good point. And then someone asked what must have been a rhetorical quesion:
@SarahKSilverman You can’t be this dim.
— LDZ (@lzellmer74) March 2, 2017
Meanwhile, former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes also trashed Trump for using the words “radical Islamic terrorism.”
What was accomplished by declaring war on "radical Islamic terrorism"? Just alienating Muslim allies who we need, and emboldening terrorists
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) March 1, 2017
Then Rhodes got shut down with one blistering tweet.
Many Americans are glad that President Trump is not afraid to name our enemy. The liberal media has bleated the fake news that Trump is against all Muslims, when in fact he’s opposed to radical Islamic terrorism. People who can’t tell the difference between the two are the real problem.
Vice President Mike Pence said, “We all fully support saying ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’ and added that we need to reach out to “moderate voices in the Islamic world to join us to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism from the world.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 1, 2017
Meanwhile, Twitter reminded Sarah Silverman of her past irrational fear-mongering. Like the time she mistook sidewalk construction markings for Nazi swastikas.
fear?? Like this?? pic.twitter.com/hwRm48wLjN
— Jenks (@WorkingBrother) March 1, 2017
Others reminded Silverman of the tragic deaths suffered at the hands of radical Islamic terrorists.
Wrong. Why did Obama give arms and trillions of dollars to the Middle East? To say thank you to ISIS? You're delusional
— MelanieGore (@melaniesgore) March 1, 2017
Many said that ignorant libs like Silverman are the true bigots because they’re the ones equating all Muslims with Islamic terrorists.
— Phil 🇺🇸 USA (@phil200269) March 2, 2017
Keep it up, libs. You’ll ensure that Trump becomes a two-term president.
— Trump was right about everything (@LessGovMoreFun) March 2, 2017
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