Donald Trump is accusing Hillary Clinton of murdering an Iranian scientist with her private email server.
Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 8, 2016
Trump’s statement is both false and completely insane.
There is no proof that Hillary Clinton email was hacked. The FBI found no proof that her account was compromised. The Iranian government said that they executed nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri because he gave the United States information about Iran’s nuclear program. Clinton’s emails had nothing to with Amiri’s execution, but Donald Trump has never meshed well with facts or reality.
The Washington Post pointed out that the scientist outed himself, “Despite what you might read on Donald Trump’s twitter feed, the Iranian execution of a nuclear scientist who defected to the United States and then changed his mind was not caused by Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. The scientist outed himself; it wasn’t Clinton’s fault.”
Donald Trump refuses to be a good boy and read off his teleprompter in an attempt to fool voters into believing that he is sane.
Trump can’t help himself. He has to say crazy things like Hillary Clinton murdered an Iranian nuclear scientist with her emails. It is what he does.
Republicans can keep trying to shoehorn Trump into the presidential nominee mold, but at the end of the day, Trump remains a 70-year-old white man who gets his information from Fox News and conservative conspiracy websites.
Trump is Trump, which means that speeches on the economy will be followed up with tweets about Hillary Clinton being a murderer.
There are a lot of reasons why Republicans may lose this presidential election, but the fact that Donald Trump perfectly represents their base is the biggest one of all.
Donald Trump embodies the collective insanity that has gripped most of the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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