The Trump campaign has defined itself by its shady tactics and a determined effort to define the truth on their own terms – but this is taking it too far. A reporter for the Guardian, Ben Jacobs, was checking out a Trump campaign office in Ohio when he encountered a woman holding a photo of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and deceased al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Shockingly, he went on to say that this apparently part of her official campaign information packet for phone-bankers:
This is part of a packet of information she gives so that supporters making phone calls tell voters this info https://t.co/Bt2tBuLT9H
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 20, 2016
The image, of course, is poorly photo-shopped and dismissive of the truth in every possible way. A cursory internet search reveals that Osama bin Laden was born in 1957, meaning he would have been thirteen years old in 1970, which makes the beard pretty impressive if it wasn’t obviously fake.
This is really the lowest of the low, and it shows just how delusional and gullible the people that support Donald Trump truly are. It’s an attempt to tarnish one of Hillary Clinton’s crowning achievements – the execution of the man who killed three thousand American citizens – and perpetuate these ridiculous conspiracy theories that President Obama and Hillary Clinton were involved in the creation of jihadi organizations, a piece of propaganda that just so happens to be a favorite in Moscow.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.