Media helps Trump distract from supporter’s ethnic cleansing question


Most of the political headlines today are “Trump refuses to correct man who says Obama is Muslim.” Yes, that was PART of it. All due respect to the president but birther nonsense is old hat. The bigger headline should be that a Trump supporter blithely called for the ethnic cleansing of Muslims from America, and Trump didn’t bat an eye.

Since then, the Trump campaign has issued three different excuses, trying to deflect attention. And for the most part, the media is helping by having their headlines focus on the birther part.

The real fallout from this is going to be an increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes, as Trump’s supporter not only voiced a desire to “get rid of” all Muslims in America but introduced the “secret Muslim terrorist training camps in the US” conspiracy theory into the mainstream.