In his weekly address Saturday, President Obama used the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to offer a not-so-subtle dig against Donald Trump.
From the remarks:
In the face of terrorism, how we respond matters. We cannot give in to those who would divide us. We cannot react in ways that erode the fabric of our society. Because it’s our diversity, our welcoming of all talent, our treating of everybody fairly—no matter their race, gender, ethnicity, or faith—that’s part of what makes our country great. It’s what makes us resilient. And if we stay true to those values, we’ll uphold the legacy of those we’ve lost, and keep our nation strong and free.
Now who is it, according to Obama, “who would divide us?” Who is it that would not be welcoming of people and treat them unfairly based on “their race, gender, ethnicity, or faith?” This is, of course, the theme of the Clinton campaign, that it would be Donald Trump who does these things.
Obama himself fails to see the irony. By interpreting everything politically, by casting his opponents as haters, it is Obama who has done more than any president I can think of to divide this nation, even as he accuses others of the same.
And shame on him for injecting politics into 9/11.