Democrat Congressional Candidate says Trump and Osama bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common”
“In many ways—and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this—Trump and Osama Bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common”
Is there a Godwin’s Law, but for bin Laden? If not, there should be.
Illinois Democrat Congressional candidate Sean Casten was caught on tape suggesting President Trump and terrorist Osama bin Laden have a lot in common.
Casten is running against Republican Rep. Peter Roskam.
The Washington Free Beacon obtained audio of Casten making the terrorist comparison. It was recorded during a February meeting with voters.
Democratic congressional hopeful Sean Casten said he thought President Donald Trump had a “tremendous amount in common” with al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden, the man responsible for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
“In many ways—and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this—Trump and Osama Bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common,” Casten said, according to audio of a February meeting with voters that was obtained by the Free Beacon and can be heard below.
Casten, a “clean energy entrepreneur” who emerged on top of a tight primary in Illinois’ sixth district in March, made the bizarre comparison after he was asked by a voter for his plans to advance gun-control legislation if he were elected. The comment was part of Casten’s explanation that gun-control opponents, whom he appears to be comparing to al Qaeda supporters, are what will keep gun-control legislation from advancing to the House floor.
“They have both figured out how to use the bully pulpit to activate marginalized young men,” Casten said. “Every demagogue has done this—find a group of angry people and give them something to be angry at.”
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