So, Hillary Clinton says she’ll keep us safe from terrorism.
She can’t even keep her own stage at her rallies clear from terrorism-supporters.
Speaking in Kissimmee, Florida, Hillary had a special guest sitting behind her: Seddique Mateen, father of Orlando jihadist Omar Mateen. He wasn’t just in the crowd. He was hand-selected to sit behind her on stage. He was sitting directly behind her, on camera, when she lamented, “I know how many people, families, loved ones, and friends are still grieving, and we will be with you as you rebuild your lives.”
Seddique has posted videos to YouTube backing the Taliban and said, “God will punish those involved in homosexuality.”
The Clinton campaign says that they had no idea how Seddique ended up there.
Somewhere, Donald Trump must be chortling to himself as his aides try desperately to pry his cellphone from him before he ruins the news cycle with an ill-considered tweet.
Here are three things you need to know.
1. The Media Don’t Care. The media obviously don’t care. They’re pointing out that she wouldn’t want to place a terrorist behind her at a rally. It must have been a mistake! I don’t recall the media giving such wide berth to the Trump campaign when it turned out that a random California delegate was an avowed white supremacist. Then, it was considered some sort of window into the soul of the Trump campaign.
2. Seddique Showing Up Makes Perfect Sense. Seddique explained his Hillary support thusly: “Hillary Clinton is good for United States versus Donald Trump, who has no solutions.” Radical Muslims would tend to support Hillary Clinton, whose immigration policy puts few restrictions on importation of more radical Muslims into the United States. Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s newest position on Muslim immigration would put heavy restrictions on jihadist importation. Why wouldn’t Seddique show up?
3. Hillary’s People Put Him Onstage Because Diversity Matters More Than Terror Support. Seddique Mateen’s appearance at a Clinton rally is a window into the soul of the Hillary campaign. There’s only one reason he ended up on stage, presumably: he looked “diverse.” And that need for “diversity” meant that the campaign didn’t bother with the most basic vetting process before slapping him on camera. Which, of course, is precisely the problem with Hillary Clinton’s anti-terrorism and immigration policies: she cares far more about what people look like entering the country – the optics of diversity – than about Americans’ safety and security.
Hillary’s campaign is incompetent – but it’s incompetence with a purpose. And that purpose is nefarious. Good news for her: the media will never cover it, because they’ve got to ensure that the Queen is crowned.