Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer weighed in the Obama administration’s handling of the aftermath of last week’s terrorist mass shooting in Orlando, FL.
Krauthammer criticized the White House for going out of the way to disassociate the attack with Islam, which he said showed a lack of “respect” for historical events.
“Well, they may not have issued the order but everybody understands under President Obama you are not to make any reference that could possibly indict Islam or radical Islam, Islamism, in a mass murder,” he said. “So you have to pretend otherwise. Look, the reason they did a pivot is because it was beyond stupid. It was ridiculous. It was an embarrassment. As you say, everybody could see what the words underneath were. And what exactly are they accomplishing pretending they weren’t said? And it exposes the administration as fanatical in trying to cover up and hide the connection with Islam. The guy goes in there and says I’m doing this as a Soldier of Allah in the name of Baghdadi and essentially declaring his allegiance and you’re going to pretend it is something else and has to do with guns or has to do with homophobia? It’s not going to work. The other thing is, put this in the context of the eight minutes or ten minutes of the State Department record of the Rosen inquiry having to do with lying in the name of protecting the [Iran] negotiations. You’ve got an administration that has no respect for historical record for actual events. That’s a larger issue and that’s disturbing.”
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