A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois recently compared President Trump to Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks on America. The Washington Free Beacon broke the story and now the candidate is trying to backtrack.
The Beacon did this follow up report:
Free Beacon Report Upends Illinois Toss-Up District, Democrat Says He ‘Regrets’ Comparing Trump to Bin Laden
A Washington Free Beacon report upended an Illinois congressional race when audio was released of Democratic congressional candidate Sean Casten comparing President Donald Trump to al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden.
“In many ways—and I don’t mean to sound overly, I don’t know, hyperbolic on this—Trump and Osama Bin Laden have a tremendous amount in common,” Casten said at a meeting with voters back in February. “They have both figured out how to use the bully pulpit to activate marginalized young men.”
The Free Beacon reported that Casten made the comments after he was asked by a voter what he would do to pursue gun control…
The Free Beacon reached out to the Casten campaign for comment on Wednesday but received no response. After additional news outlets reported on the story, however, the campaign released a statement saying Casten regrets his comments.
“Sean’s words were poorly chosen, and he regrets them,” Casten spokesman Greg Bales said in a statement.
While Casten’s campaign said he regretted the comments, it also attempted to justify them by saying Trump divides Americans.
Watch the video:
This is just further proof that Democrats are completely divorced from reality and driven by an irrational hatred of President Trump.