Via NBC News:
Though most of the GOP presidential candidates have condemned Trump’s proposal, Clinton argued that Republicans – including Ben Carson, Sen. Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Chris Christie – have proposed similarly inflammatory ideas and said “extreme things” about the Muslim people.
“When you take a step back and see what the Republican field as a whole says about Muslims — not just one or two candidates for President, but nearly all of them — it’s hard to take seriously their attempts to distance themselves from Mr. Trump. He’s just articulating the logical conclusion of what the rest of them have been saying,” she said. “That should concern all of us.”
Sure, Granny Maojackets, let’s go with that. This is part of a none-too-subtly coordinated effort by Hillary and her prog media puppies to make it seem as if Trump really does represent the conservative and Republican mainstream.
Clarifying: he doesn’t.
It is also proof that Republicans who get baited by the press and Democrats to play the “denouncement game” can never win.
Whenever anyone loosely affiliated with the Republican Party says something even remotely objectionable, a great hue and cry arises demanding that ALL Republicans denounce the offensive (real or imagined) statement. If they don’t, that becomes the story. If they do, that’s not enough.
In the end, none of it matters, because the Democrats can infer motive and the MSM will dutifully and unquestioningly run with it.
Read the whole article linked to at the beginning of this post. Not once is Hillary’s asinine assertion questioned.
Disrupting the Democrat narrative is not the press’s function here, after all.