Bizpacreview reported today on an outrageous claim the recent scuffle at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq was “Trump’s Benghazi”, comparing it to the time the U.S. Embassy was attacked under Barack Obama’s presidency. Hillary Clinton received a lot of the blame then as secretary of state for the deaths of four Americans. Reid fired off a retweet from @RealPressSecBot and captioned it: “As Trump’s Benghazi unfolds in Iraq…”. See the tweet below:
As Trump's Benghazi unfolds in Iraq… https://t.co/X8FsJpt6Au— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 31, 2019
Unlike Benghazi, although this scuffle was started because of an American response to a U.S. contractor being killed in Iraq, the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq led to no deaths. The retweet by Joy Reid was an attempt to paint President Trump as being sidetracked, distracted, or not paying attention to the attack though. That too, was a misfire on Reid’s part, as the ONE tweet she retweeted was actually unrelated to but surrounded by other tweets by President Trump pertaining to the situation over in the middle east. During that same time frame President Trump also posted:
Iran killed an American contractor, wounding many. We strongly responded, and always will. Now Iran is orchestrating an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. They will be held fully responsible. In addition, we expect Iraq to use its forces to protect the Embassy, and so notified!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
Donald Trump Jr. (and others) caught this ridiculous accusation by MSNBC host Joy Reid and decided to fire back saying, “Trump’s Benghazi” was handled with decisive action, like an actual leader would respond. The response (since they actually bothered to respond, unlike Obama/Crooked) was really the anti-Benghazi response! You’re welcome”.
“Trump’s Benghazi” was handled with decisive action, like an actual leader would respond. The response (since they actually bothered to respond, unlike Obama/Crooked) was really the anti-Benghazi response!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 1, 2020
You’re welcome. https://t.co/pih1s9PfHl
Donald Trump Jr. was referring to former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton by “Crooked” after Obama/Crooked in the tweet, clearly. It seems Joy Reid perhaps opened up a can she didn’t want to open. Some other tweets fired off by Jr. in regards to the same topic can be seen below as well:
It’s nice to wake up in a country who once again leads like they should. When our embassy’s is under attack & they ask for help they actually get it… Immediately!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 1, 2020
Yesterday’s action vs the disgraceful response at Benghazi is all you need to know about leadership then & now!
I love having a President who will respond immediately to threats against Americans abroad.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 1, 2020
You know one who isn’t influenced by The PC brigade and their feeling, but one who stands up for Americans in danger and puts their safety first.
It’s a sad day when you can hear it in the media’s voice how upset they are that the Iraq embassy attack hasn’t turned into a disaster like Benghazi because this administration had the guts to actually take action & defend Americans. At least we know whose side they’re on!— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 1, 2020
In the age of Twitter, it’s a tough time when you make what many conservatives appear to see as a major social faux pas by Reid. Other icons put their brand name on the disapproval of her disproportionate slam on the President, in a time when there is the ever-increasing appearance of anti-Trump partisanship, regardless of the true details of every individual situation. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham fired off a string of tweets regarding the attack and warning Iran as covered here in the Bizpacreview piece, including an ominous warning to Iran to “be careful what you wish for.
There were also many other tweet responses to Reid littered throughout Twitter as the hashtag #TrumpsBenghazi trended this morning. Some leftists took the time to attempt to echo Joy Reid’s weak correlations to the actual Benghazi situation years back, while others fired back in a similar way to that of Trump Jr.’s response. President Trump himself also at one point actually tweeted out: “The Anti-Benghazi” in one short post:
The Anti-Benghazi!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
Some of the conservative responses to Joy Reid can be seen below, one including a clip where Hillary Clinton wrongfully blamed the Benghazi attack on an “internet video”:
yeah totally the same thing pic.twitter.com/DzhR54nfAy— ?? Miguelifornia Supports CODE OF VETS (@michaelbeatty3) December 31, 2019
Since day one President Trump has endured ceaseless waves of lies and #FakeNews.— ☀️??????? ??????? (@BrandonBeckham_) January 1, 2020
??He Stands for America and @Israel's sovereignty??
The lies are animated by the deep spiritually-evil hatred of this President.
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One Twitter user seemed to try and correlate Joy Reid even making the comparison with her implied acknowledgment that the original Benghazi attack was indeed as horrible as it was, despite some attempting to downplay blame that was shifted onto the Obama/Hillary leadership back then. The tweet asks a simple question, “So was the original… “Obama’s Benghazi” or “Hillary’s Benghazi?”, as can be seen below.
So was the original…— William Colvard (@WilliamColvard) January 1, 2020
"Obama's Benghazi" or "Hillary's Benghazi?" pic.twitter.com/0Jp2l1iNS0
One angry Twitter user even responded to Joy Reid with a satirical meme picturing the four Americans who died during the Benghazi attack. This shows the outrage caused and provoked by Reid and how the original tweet by Joy might have been better had she never pressed the send button. The meme depicts the American heroes who died in 2012 defending themselves against enemies for hours at the U.S. Embassy before finally being killed because of a slow response from the United States at the time. The meme says, “How I wish Trump was President when these men called for help”. See below:
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