The events of Thursday night in Dallas were nightmarish. Looking more like something out of a found-footage horror movie than real life, 12 Dallas PD officers were gunned down in the line of duty, and 5 have already died from their injuries. As Americans, it should wound us to our core to see such atrocities taking place in one of our own cities.
Hillary Clinton has revealed today that she falls perfectly in step with the current administration’s weakness and inaction toward our enemies, both foreign and domestic. Hillary released the following statement on Twitter and Facebook around 9:00am EST – almost 12 hours after the start of the attack:
The brevity of her statement is staggering in light of the gravity of what some described as a war scene in the streets. It’s underscores one of the frequent criticisms of Clinton – that she is cold and unfeeling, lacking empathy for her fellow man. Equally astounding, she makes no mention of the murderers or seeking justice or unity, instead drawing attention to herself with the very first word of the statement. Hillary seems to see every world event as though she were at it’s center and she surely thinks about it in calculating, political terms: “How will this effect me?” Many on social media expressed their disappointment, even from within her own camp.
In sharp contrast and at nearly the same moment, Donald Trump released his own statement:
He immediately recognizes the true nature of the events and makes no effort to blunt the “horrific” truth. From accurately describing the attacks as “execution-style shootings” to his appeal to “restore law and order,” Trump’s reaction exudes presidential strength, sobriety, and courage. He uses the collective “we” throughout, never drawing direct attention to himself. One cannot help but be heartened by his words which end with a call to unity and a note of encouragement. The social media response to Trump’s statement has been overwhelmingly positive, receiving praise from many unlikely sources on the Left, and even eliciting a rare (albeit short) compliment from National Review’s Rich Lowry on Twitter.
Trump statement sober and responsible
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) July 8, 2016
Shortly after, Trump released another statement that he would be canceling his event in Florida on Friday. And once again, Hillary demonstrated her indifference by continuing on the campaign trail like nothing happened, giving a speech at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia and appearing on CNN. In both cases she continued the rhetoric we all know and love from Obama, directly citing the killing of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and implying that white people’s inability to listen was to blame for the actions of cold blooded killers in Dallas. Instead of condemning murderers as murderers she launched into further race baiting – which could easily be seen as incitement to violence in light of the events in Dallas on Thursday night and the attacks on cops in Tennessee, Missiouri, and Georgia on Friday, by making the following statement:
“And we know, there is clear evidence, that African Americans are much more likely to be killed in police incidents than any other group of Americans.”
Not only is this grossly insensitive due to Thursday night’s events where the DPD officers were protecting a Black Lives Matter protest, but it is an outright lie. The total number of whites killed by police so far this year, 279, is more than that of blacks and hispanics combined, 228. And the same bears true for the whole of 2015.
In Obama’s America, race baiting and lies have become the norm in response to crime and terrorism. Gone are the days of American peace through strength, at home and abroad. If Hillary is elected we can expect more of the same. Trump offers a very different message by acknowledging truth and promising to Make America Safe Again. He stands behind our police and with the rule of law. Despite months of the smart guys criticizing his temperament it is Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, who stood firm under fire and spoke clearly in defense of our civil society and the thin blue line that protects it.