Muslim comedian and national talk radio host Dean Obeidallah compared former President Donald Trump to terrorist Osama Bin Laden in a bid to pressure the media to stop covering the former president's statements.
Obeidallah, who is a frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN, said on Easter Sunday that Trump was comparable to Bin Laden in that they both inspired terror attacks on the U.S.
"Every Trump statement he puts out should be covered by the media the same way they covered Bin Laden's tapes in the year after 9/11," tweeted Obeidallah.
Every Trump statement he puts out should be covered by the media the same way they covered Bin Laden's tapes in the… https://t.co/U8fwQUVPKJ— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1617546020.0
"Both Trump and Bin Laden incited terrorist attacks on our nation designed to destroy our democracy. Anything else by media is normalizing terrorism," he added.
In an earlier tweet, Obeidellah explains that he is referring to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that led to numerous deaths, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Democrats have charged that the charged rhetoric of the former president led directly to the attack by some of his supporters.
"Would any reporter do a story about Osama Bin Laden or Timothy McVeigh without mentioning their role in deadly terrorist attacks? Of course not," he tweeted.
Would any reporter do a story about Osama Bin Laden or Timothy McVeigh without mentioning their role in deadly terr… https://t.co/2T85PydQ64— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah)))) 1617203478.0
"Same rule MUST apply to Donald Trump for his role as the inciter of the Jan 6 terrorist attack. Anything less is normalizing terrorism," he added.
Trump had released a short statement earlier on Easter Sunday where he excoriated liberals and continued claiming that the election had been stolen from him.
"Happy Easter to ALL, including the Radical Left CRAZIES who rigged our Presidential Election, and want to destroy our Country!" he said in the written statement.
Prior to that statement he advocated that conservatives boycott Major League Baseball and other corporations who cave to demands from liberal activists and the media.
Others voices on the left have lamented that the news media continues to circulate the former president's statements despite Trump being banned from most popular social media platforms. He himself has said that Twitter did him a favor by banning him since his statements are getting more coverage than the tweets from his suspended account.
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