Barcelona van attack: Trump tweets fake terror story

Barcelona van attack: Trump tweets fake terror story

But during the presidential campaign, he told a widely discredited story that Pershing had halted Muslim attacks in the Philippines by shooting rebels with bullets dipped in pigs' blood. You heard about that? In its analysis, Snopes writes of a 1927 Chicago Daily Tribune story noting Pershing "sprinkled some prisoners with pig's blood", which was ultimately "more powerful than bullets" as a warning before releasing the prisoners, as well of a separate account that "attributed the deed to someone other than Pershing". The survivor was told to go back and tell his people what happened. And for 25 years there wasn't a problem.

In his February recitation of the Pershing story, Trump told a crowd of supporters that the general was having trouble dealing with terrorist attacks and caught 50 suspects.

The White House has said Trump - who is on a working vacation at his private golf club in New Jersey - is being updated on developments by chief of staff John Kelly.

Trump's quick response sharply contrasts with his reactions to the violence in Charlottesville. Within about an hour, Donald Trump-who at first refused to renounce the white supremacist domestic terrorists who murdered a woman in Charlottesville last weekend, and who then angrily renounced his tepid follow-up renunciation two days later-took to Twitter to offer up the requisite condolences, followed closely by. this. The president didn't explicitly condemn hate groups until Monday, two days after a auto allegedly driven by a white supremacist plowed into a group of counterprotesters, killing a 32-year-old woman. Initially, Trump's remarks were "measured" and safe, as he promised to "do whatever is necessary to help" victims of the attack. "I am amazed it is still making the rounds".

"I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement". "It takes a little while to get the facts".

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Jayalalithaa, a former movie star, has served as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu on numerous occasions since 1991. Since Jayalalithaa's death, there have been suspicions of foul play.

"Well, I think the driver of the auto is a disgrace to himself, his family and this country, and that is - you can call it terrorism, you can call it murder, you can call it whatever you want".

The rebellion is nevertheless relevant, Mr. Arnold said, in that "it was our first war against an Islamic insurgency" and the first that employed what is now called "nation-building" - which Mr. Trump has pledged to end. "Nobody wants to say that".

A bit ambiguous, I would say with all fairness. "There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!", the president wrote, apparently in reference to the attack in Barcelona, Spain, earlier on Thursday.

But the idea of using pig-infused weapons to combat Islamic extremism has stuck around anyway - an anti-Muslim militant group in Texas reportedly trains with bullets dipped in pig's blood.

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