Unhinged: MSNBC Host Says Trump Is Doing More Damage to the Country Than the 9/11 Terror Attacks

On this day, we remember the 9/11 terror attacks. Nearly 3,000 of our citizens perished at the hands of radical Islamic terrorism. It jolted the U.S. into playing a key role in the war on terror, a war that is still being waged today. That was 17 years ago. It’s time to remember the victims. It’s a time to thank the heroes who risked their lives, and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, in order to save others. For some, however, it also served as an opportunity to bash President Trump. And to suggest that his presidency is doing more damage than the al-Qaeda ever could because…they don’t like him. That’s bush league. It’s unseemly. It’s totally unhinged. Oh, and that person is MSNBC host Joe Scarborough:

Cataclysmic events often bring with them violent and abrupt endings to settled ages and long-established norms. Those absorbing the impact of these historical aftershocks rarely grasp the epochal changes in real time.


Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America’s vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe.

For those of us still believing that Islamic extremists hate America because of the freedoms we guarantee to all people, the gravest threat Trump poses to our national security is the damage done daily to America’s image. As the New York Times’s Roger Cohen wrote the month after Trump’s election, “America is an idea. Strip freedom, human rights, democracy and the rule of law from what the United States represents to the world and America itself is gutted.”

Osama bin Laden was killed by SEAL Team 6 before he accomplished that goal. Other tyrants who tried to do the same were consigned to the ash heap of history. The question for voters this fall is whether their country will move beyond this troubled chapter in history or whether they will continue supporting a politician who has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.

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