Wikileaks Email: Clinton Campaign Wished San Bernardino Terrorist Had Been White
A new email uncovered as part of the Wikileaks Podesta hack reveals that Hillary Clinton’s campaign wished the San Bernardino shooter had been white after news broke that his name was “Sayeed Farouk”.
After MSNBC host Christopher Hayes (who is white), tweeted “NBC News now reporting a US citizen named Sayeed Farouk believed to be one of the people involved in the shooting,” Karen Finney, Hillary’s ‘strategic communications adviser and senior spokesperson’ responded simply with the word “damn”.
Campaign chairman John Podesta responded to the email by stating, “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”
In other words, the campaign had hoped for the shooter to be a white man, presumably because that could be better exploited for political grist.
The fact that the shooter was in fact an Islamic extremist played into Donald Trump’s narrative that ISIS represents a significant threat to America.
Response on Twitter was damning.
“Must have been terribly inconvenient for them that another Islamist fanatic went on a bloody rampage killing infidels,” tweeted one user.
“No empathy just how can we spin it?” responded another.
“It’s amazing how much they hate patriotic white people. How do you fight such hate when they hide it behind smiles?” asked another.