After the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio this week President Obama held a joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. This took place approximately one hour prior to the terrorist shooting attack in Munich, Germany. He mocked Donald Trump Trump and the Republican National Convention for their very valid concerns over terrorism. Especially considering what happened one hour later.
President Obama said,
“This idea that America is somehow on the verge of collapse, this vision of violence and chaos everywhere, doesn’t really jibe with the experience of most people. I think it is important to be absolutely clear here. Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don’t jibe with the facts.”
He went on,
“America is much less violent than it was 20 or 30 years ago. We’re not going to make good decisions based on fears that don’t have a basis in fact. And that, I think, is something that I hope all Americans pay attention to.”
He argued that the “deeply pessimistic” view of reality that Donald Trump speaks of is not a reality. However, the President noted he didn’t even watch the Republican National Convention. Which would make it rather difficult for him to comment on considering the fact that would mean he doesn’t actually know what was said. But the truth never stopped Obama from telling a good story.
However I would argue the families of those lost in San Bernardino. Chattanooga, Charleston, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and most importantly Orlando, would disagree. We just had the largest domestic terrorist attack since 9-11 in Orlando over a month ago. We just had the largest attack on law enforcement since 9-11 in Dallas. Yet somehow in Obama’s world we live in a place of unicorns and rainbows where we are safe.
That’s a special kind of delusional.