Donald Trump Rightfully Calls Chelsea Manning a 'TRAITOR,' Washington Post Takes Offense
Bring it on, Donald!
Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 26, 2017
With Trump, there's this little game I like to play called "Good Trump, Bad Trump." One day he appears to be completely rational and highly principled, but the next day he behaves like a spoiled brat who can't accept the fact that fewer people attended his inauguration than Obama's. Good Trump, Bad Trump. It differs from day to day, and often even from hour to hour.
Obviously, this tweet about Chelsea Manning proves that Good Trump is currently in charge of the man. Chelsea Manning is a terrible traitor whose sentence should never have been commuted. In more rational times, Manning would've been executed, which is exactly what he deserves for his betrayal of his own country.
As always, the Washington Post takes offense at Trump's perfectly reasonable tweet. After all, the leftwing media have never seen a traitor they didn't like.
The use of the word “traitor” is often tossed around by political leaders and others to describe alleged acts that threaten national security. But it is rare for a president to brand someone as a traitor, and raised questions on whether Trump could try to bring further action against Manning, who is scheduled to be released in May.
Welcome to the alternative reality created by the leftwing media, in which calling a traitor a traitor is not done.
Well, unfortunately for the ladies and gentlemen of the mainstream media, Trump won the election. Americans wanted a president who spoke truth to power, and they got what they asked for.
After all, lest we forget, Manning handed classified documents about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over to WikiLeaks, the organization that has basically become a propaganda arm of the Kremlin. To further discredit his (yes, his) own country, he (yes, he) went on to share a video of a U.S. Apache helicopter opening fire on a group of people in Baghdad. The crew thought the group consisted of terrorists, but we later found out that was not the case; there were also journalists killed in the attack. That is, of course, terrible, but it's not a reason for a so-called soldier to go out and discredit his own nation.
Oh, and that's not all. Manning also leaked secret documents about Guantanamo Bay inmates and a further 250,000 State Department cables.
In other words, if the term "traitor" was ever applicable to anyone it is to
Bradley Chelsea Manning.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer was right on the money last week when he said:
It’s disappointing, and it sends a very troubling message when it comes to the handling of classified information and to the consequences of those who leak information that threatens the security of our nation.