Trump repeats vile, phony story about shooting Muslims with pig’s blood, to rapturous applause
This hoax of a story never happened, but Donald Trump is using it for at least a second time to rile up Islamophobia.
Trump repeated the vile hoax story about U.S. General John Joseph Pershing dipping bullets in pigs blood, shooting 49 Muslims and letting the 50th off with a warning. The crowd in California erupted in applause as he told it.
Trump has used this story to illustrate how effectively you can combat radical Islamic terrorism if you refuse to be politically correct.
This is a hoax. It never happened. Donald Trump doesn’t care, and his audiences eat it up, because they need someone, some thing, some group to hate. Facts don’t matter. They are drawn up in emotional group-think, stirred up by a demagogue.