And not president elect Clinton? This leaps to mind:
Because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform, and the intelligence officers, law enforcement, and diplomats who support them, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years; and although Boston and Orlando remind us of how dangerous radicalization can be, our law enforcement agencies are more effective and vigilant than ever.
In the Emperor’s New Clothes, just redefining the word ‘clothes’ doesn’t mean the emperor suddenly isn’t naked.
People know better. Just because we gerrymander the definition of foreign terrorist organizations to exclude people serving those foreign terrorist organizations on our soil, doesn’t mean average people don’t see the sleight of hand. Especially where death and human suffering are concerned. People are funny that way.
Whether Democrats learn this before 2020 remains to be seen. They seem hellbent on ignoring the lesson so far.