Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Reality Check: Trump Says He’d Kill Terrorists’ Families, But Obama Already Has

By Ben Swann

Truth in Media

Donald Trump has been making headlines saying that, if elected, he wouldn’t just go after terrorists—he would kill their families.

And while the media has been shocked by this, why weren’t they outraged when President Barack Obama actually did?

This is a Reality Check you won’t see anywhere else.

“I would be very, very firm with families, and that would make people think because they may not care about their lives, but they care—believe it or not—about their family’s lives.”

That was Trump insisting that he would be so tough on terror that, if elected, he would kill terrorists and he would target their families as well.

So while the media scrambles to demonize remarks about killing family members of terrorists, as they should, they seem to forget their collective silence when President Obama didn’t talk about doing that—he actually did it.

You probably don’t recognize this man, but his name was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Muslim cleric who at one time was invited to the Pentagon after 9/11 to talk about the role of Muslims in America.

al-Awlaki became increasingly angry at the U.S. government’s spying on Muslims in mosques. He left the U.S. in 2004, traveled back to Yemen and became radicalized.


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