How Trump Learned to Make 9/11 a Racket

His commemoration of 9/11 included a threat to the Taliban, after inviting them to Camp David.

12.9.2019

Some members of Donald Trump’s party saw 9/11 as impetus for an ideologically driven crusade. Trump saw a racket. jonathanchait writes

His commemoration of 9/11 included a threat to the Taliban, after inviting them to Camp David.

And so, while his plan unraveled, at least for the moment, he was seriously attempting to cozy up with the leaders of an Al Qaeda–associated extremist sect on or around the 9/11 anniversary.

One of the especially ugly versions involved the demonization of Muslim-Americans. George W. Bush steered clear of his kind of nativist bigotry, but less principled conservatives grasped its potential quickly. One of those conservatives was Donald Trump.

The neoconservative version of 9/11 remembrance led to the political dead end of militarized-democracy promotion. Trump’s version was the one that thrived. His paranoid, nativist Islamophobia led to his wild claims that Barack Obama was a secret Muslim and noncitizen. This became the path that led Trump away from reality-show hucksterism and into politics.

Read more: New York Magazine

jonathanchait Most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia...that's was where punishment should have been handed down. Our inept republican leaders saw that as an opening to implement a lot of the bullshit that we have to deal with today...starting with a bloated military budget. jonathanchait It's been a GOP racket for at least 16 of the past 18 years.

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