Have you ever messed up so bad that you inspire an actual terrorist organisation to use your own words to motivate would-be jihadis? No? This guy has.
Al-Shabaab Releases Recruitment Video Featuring Donald Trump https://t.co/o4z0CXARuj
— Eliot Higgins (@EliotHiggins) January 2, 2016
Obviously, it was never his intention to gee up rocks-for-brains radicals. Obviously, it’d be a shit thing for anyone to have their words misconstrued and used to fuel hatred, and we’re not about to agree with actual terrorist propaganda. Still, having a frontrunner for the U.S Presidential election as catalystic fodder for a recruiting campaign serves as a reasonable barometer of the national mood.
But wait, there’s more: Trump’s unwitting inclusion in the video serves as partial vindication for arch-rival Hillary Clinton’s comments that he was becoming ISIS’ best recruiter. Until now, his only comeback to those accusations has been bluster and deflection, but when you’re literally being used to inspire terrorists, well…
TAKE HIM AWAY, BALD EAGLE. FEED HIM TO YOUR YOUNG. LET US BE FREED OF THIS CURSE.
Story: ABC US.
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