Dem candidate says he doesn’t want to sound ‘hyperbolic,’ then compares Trump to Osama bin Laden

Molly Prince, DCNFDCNF

Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Sean Casten told constituents in February that there is are resemblances between President Donald Trump and Osama bin Laden.

Sean Casten. Image: YouTube screen grab.

“In many ways  — and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this — Trump and Osama bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common,” Casten said, according to audio obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.

“[Trump and Bin Laden] have both figured out how to use the bully pulpit to activate marginalized young men, right? It’s the same tool,” Casten continued. “Every demagogue has done this: Find a group of angry people and give them something to be angry at.”

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The Democratic hopeful’s reply came in response to a question regarding how he would improve school safety if elected in November.

Bin Laden was the founder of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda and the architect behind the September 11 terror attacks that killed just under 3,000 people.

Casten is a former energy executive who is running for Illinois’ sixth congressional district. The 2018 House race is currently considered a “toss up” according to Rasmussen.

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