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