Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh accused President Barack Obama of effectively giving members of the terrorist group ISIS the “green light” to carry out a deadly shooting at an event in Texas
According to Garland police, two attackers armed with assault-style rifles on Sunday opened fire at an event sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). It’s co-founder and president of Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), Pam Geller, was also reportedly in attendance. Both groups have been listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
One security guard was shot in the leg during the incident, and both suspects were killed by a police officer.
On his Monday radio program, Limbaugh complained that liberals wanted to respect Islam when it came to not depicting the Prophet Muhammad, but they did not want to obey Islamic laws against homosexuality.
“Why wouldn’t Americans have to respect and obey Islam’s laws and punishments regarding gays and women?” he asked. “I mean, if it’s that important to them, who are we to disagree? They say you can’t draw pictures of the Prophet, and we say, ‘You’re right, we can’t! And anybody that does, why, they’re going to get what’s coming to them.'”
Limbaugh also speculated that people might say that Obama had some “involvement” with the Texas shooting because the president had said that “the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet.”
“He said that at the UN and he said it at a number of places,” he opined. “Does that not sort of green light people in ISIS who want to take up arms and go after people who they believe are slandering the prophet?”
“Could the president say this: The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet by allowing same-sex marriage?” Limbaugh added. “Are we going to snap-to and respect that? What do you think? Obviously not. So, why one and not the other.”
Listen to the audio below from The Rush Limbaugh Show, broadcast May 4, 2015.
(h/t: Media Matters)
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."
Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview
In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.
Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.
"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.
But what Trump said was the unusual point.
"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."
Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’
President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.
McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.
"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.
McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."
"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."