The Republican supporters of Donald Trump share a psychological profile with the devotees of spiritual cults. They virtually worship Trump as a divine figure who is all-knowing and infallible. It’s why they continue to support him even after he admits to committing sexual assaults, cages babies that he ripped from their mothers’ arms, and whose negligent and incompetent mismanagement of the COVID pandemic resulted in the deaths of more than 580,000 Americans.
One of Trump’s most ardent cult followers is Rep. Lauren Boebert, a Republican congresswoman from Colorado whose political doctrine is comprised of reverence for guns and QAnon conspiracy theories. On Friday Boebert stepped up to give testimony to her Trumpian faith from her Twitter pew. She tweeted that…
Hamas attacked Israel in a major way in 2012, 2014 and 2021.
I wonder why things were so quiet from 2016 – 2020.
When will people finally recognize that President Trump was the Peace President?
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 21, 2021
Boebert has a sickly selective memory if she actually believes what she wrote. Things were not “quiet” at all in the Middle East during Trump’s term. In fact, there were numerous attacks against Israel by the terrorist organization Hamas every year that Trump was in office. These are just a few examples out of dozens:
- 2020: Nearly 100 rockets were fired from 23 February until 11 pm on 24 February.
- 2019: During the first week of May, 600 rockets were fired at Israel by Hamas or other terrorist organizations.
- 2018: On July 14, 174 rockets or mortar shells were fired into Israel from Gaza.
- 2017: Around 11pm, a barrage of rockets was fired from Sinai at Israel.
Boebert’s definition of “quiet” must be from the same GOP fictionary that defined the deadly Capitol Hill insurrection on January 6th as a “normal tourist visit.” And her assertion that “Trump was the Peace President” is as deranged as – well, as Trump, who used the same phrase about himself last week:
“When I was in office we were known as the Peace Presidency, because Israel’s adversaries knew that the United States stood strongly with Israel and there would be swift retribution if Israel was attacked. Under Biden, the world is getting more violent and more unstable because Biden’s weakness and lack of support for Israel is leading to new attacks on our allies.”
Clearly Trump is the weak one who never supplied the “swift retribution” he brags about. And it was Biden who was thanked by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for helping to secure a cease fire during the recent hostilities.
Boebert’s deliberate omission of the readily available facts regarding attacks on Israel is typical of right-wing disinformation. But by editing the historical record, Boebert is, in effect, forgiving the terrorists for their attacks. She surely can’t hold them accountable for attacks that she doesn’t even acknowledge took place. And in her blind loyalty to Trump, she is only demonstrating her ignorance, dishonesty, and craven lust for appreciation from Dear Leader.
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