Just when you think Donald Trump can’t get any worse, he finds a way to outdo himself.
This time, he told a (fictional, as far as we can tell) story involving torture and murder of Muslims in order to show them a lesson.
Trump repeated — favorably — an apparent myth about how General John Pershing summarily executed dozens of Muslim prisoners in the Philippines with tainted ammunition during a guerilla war against the occupying United States.
“He took fifty bullets, and he dipped them in pig’s blood,” Trump said. “And he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the fifty people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the fiftieth person he said ‘You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.’ And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem, okay?”The story appears to be a hoax spread via e-mail forwards, according to rumor tracker Snopes.com, with no evidence it occurred.
This monster is leading the Republican pack, which says as much about his supporters as it does him. The “pro-life” party is being led by a man who thinks a story about the murder of 49 people offers a good life lesson.
Silly Pope. He thought Trump’s idea of a wall was un-Christian. He just needed to wait a couple of days to find a much better example.