Donald Trump responds to Barcelona attack with reviving 'Internet rumor'

Trump Resurrects Bloody War Myth in Wake of Barcelona Attack
Trump's Quick Response To Barcelona Attack Makes His Charlottesville Reactions Look Even Worse
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20 August, 2017

John Joseph Pershing served with the United States Army between 1886 to 1924 Who was General Pershing? "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.

Jackson was formally charged with terrorism by the Manhattan DA but not a peep from Trump about this man who had plan to kill even more black men but was thankfully arrested before he could do so. "But CNN also reports that the perpetrators" motive is still unclear. Indeed, CNN states after the latter: "It's not clear". At that time, the name and alleged ideology of the Charlottesville driver, James Alex Fields Jr., were known. And it's a very, very important process to me", said Trump, continuing, "So I don't want to go quickly and just make a statement for the sake of making a political statement.

President Donald Trump is condemning what Spanish authorities say is a deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona. Trump tells Spain: "Be tough & strong, we love you!"

"Radical Islamic terrorism must be stopped by whatever means necessary!"

Historians have said this particular story about John J. Pershing, the World War I-era general, is not based on historical evidence and appears to have been spread by chain emails.

According to the Washington Post he said: "They were having terrorism problems, just like we do".

The mother of a woman who was killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, says she won't talk to President Donald Trump because of comments he made after her daughter's death. And he took the 50 terrorists and he took 50 men and he took 50 bullets, and he dipped them in pigs' blood.

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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.

According to legend, Pershing told the 50th Muslim to take one of those bullets back to his people as a warning of what would happen should they persist. And for 25 years there wasn't a problem. "Okay? Twenty-five years, there wasn't a problem".

The dead Muslims were then buried with dead pigs.

According to the myth, a USA general John Pershing had "shot dead" 49 out of 50 Muslims using bullets dipped in pig's blood during the United States war in the Philippines in the early 1900s.

The story has been deemed false by online fact checkers Snopes and Politifact, and it seems the spread of the apocryphal tale may partially be the result of a long-ago Tribune correspondent.

Whether the Islamic terror lead becomes confirmed as true or not, is not the question here.

Trump endorsed waterboarding - widely held now to be a torture technique, used during the George W. Bush administration in its war on terror and halted by Barack Obama - during the presidential campaign.


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