Fox Business trotted out that noted terrorism expert, Joe The Plumber, not only to praise Donald Trump’s terrorism-fighting mojo but to turn the marriage-equality opponent into some kind of icon for gays.
June 15, 2016

Fox Business trotted out that noted terrorism expert, Joe The Plumber, not only to praise Donald Trump’s terrorism-fighting mojo but to turn the marriage-equality opponent into some kind of icon for gays.

First, the segment highlighted a clip of Trump going after Hillary Clinton’s response to the horrific attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando: “She says the solution is to ban guns. They tried that in France, which has among the toughest gun laws anywhere in the world, and 130 people were brutally murdered by Islamic terrorists in cold blood. Her plan is to disarm law-abiding Americans. Abolishing the Second Amendment and leaving only the bad guys and terrorists with guns.”

Rather than correct Trump’s falsehood about Clinton abolishing the Second Amendment, host Deirdre Bolton highlighted a Trump tweet from June 12: “Is President Obama going to finally mention the words radical Islamic terrorism? If he doesn't he should immediately resign in disgrace!”

Then came “Joe The Plumber,” the non-plumber whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who gained notoriety in 2008 for publicly criticizing then-candidate Barack Obama – and later got a job that is probably thanks to the automobile bailout, largely overseen by Obama.

Bolton didn’t mention any of that. Instead, she asked Wurzelbacher why, besides business reasons, he supports Trump.

He responded, “Donald Trump is able to tap into the fear that is very real. Especially in light of what happened Sunday morning at 2 AM. Is that people do not feel safe in America. Because of radical Islam. Because of, actually, just Islam itself.

Wurzelbacher went on to praise Trump for “putting the facts out there about what Barack Obama has and has not done” and how Hillary Clinton will (not) do the same as the “do-nothing Congress.”

Bolton interrupted to help validate her guest and to prompt him to also attack those who might not be suspicious enough of Muslims.

BOLTON: When you said ‘do-nothing Congress” I was thinking, what about do-nothing coworkers? As Judge Andrew Napolitano just told me, this person was flagged as a threat in the work place at one of the biggest physical security companies in the world and the employer, the boss, apparently was afraid say something because he didn’t want a kind of P.C. backlash.

Wurzelbacher then defended Trump’s Muslim ban, on the grounds that the FBI “could do a better job” if they didn’t have to do so much vetting.

WURZELBACHER: We really need to pause a little bit, make America safe again. And that’s not being bigots. It’s not being a racist. It’s just trying to keep the American people… safe. And that’s what the federal government’s job is to do and Barack Obama’s not doing it. He’s failed miserably.

Then came Wurzelbacher’s ridiculous appeal for Gays For Trump:

WURZELBACHER: As far as going for Trump and endorsing him, this is something where homosexuals should be out here, "Gays For Trump." You know, Hillary Clinton uses them for lip service. Donald Trump wants to make sure everybody gets protected and so we should start seeing social media light up, “Gays For Trump.”

Bolton added that she had just had on a gay guest who supports Trump because "these radical branches hate gays."

That guest, Gregory Angelo, from the Log Cabin Republicans, claimed that Trump is the most pro-LGBT nominee that this party has ever had.

While Trump is better than many Republicans on gay issues, he’s against marriage equality. And he was clearly uneasy over Michael Sam’s post-draft kiss.

Watch the hilarious, softball interview above, from the June 13 Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton, on the Fox Business Network.

Crossposted at News Hounds.
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