RUSH: Listen to this CNN infobabe yesterday afternoon, Clarissa Ward, characterizing Trump’s speech. It’s exactly as I told you they would do.
WARD: The idea that Donald Trump seems to be proposing that we return to the heyday of the brutal dictator, that that somehow is better for the world and for the region, is laughable, because the reality is the Arab Spring happened. It didn’t happen because of President Obama. If anything, it was unleashed, duh, because of President Bush’s invasion of Iraq. ISIS supporters who I have spoken to say that they would like to see Donald Trump become president of the United States of America because they believe that he will perpetuate —
WARD: — the same narrative that they were trying to perpetuate —
RUSH: Right there.
WARD: — which is, “You’re either with us or against us. You’re either Muslim or you’re America, and there’s nowhere in between where the two meet.”
RUSH: No, no, no, no. See, this is exactly the way the Drive-Bys are gonna portray this, to say that ISIS wants Trump. ISIS wants Hillary! The Syrian refugees want Hillary. The illegal alien representatives want Hillary. All of the people who want to come in to this country want Hillary, not Trump. Trump is out there saying he’s going to destroy ISIS, and here comes this CNN babe to tell us, “Oh, no. ISIS wants Trump.” They don’t know what they’re talking about. This woman is a neophyte, folks.
RUSH: Yeah, folks, I’m telling you, ISIS wants Donald Trump to be president like a turkey wants Thanksgiving every year. We just had the sound bite there by Clarissa Ward, who is CNN’s senior international correspondent and is blitheringly ignorant here about what she’s talking about. When she says (imitating Ward), “Well, yes, ISIS wants Trump to be president because they believe that he will perpetuate the same narrative that President Bush did, which is that you’re either with us or against us.”
So they have got Bush on the brain after eight years of Obama opening up, after eight years of Obama practically creating ISIS. These people still go back to George W. Bush and when he said, “You’re either with us or you’re against us,” and they go, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no.” That scares them. It offends them. That’s too black and white. There’s not enough gray area in that. When Bush said that, that meant there were clear enemies and clear friends, and that’s not the way the Drive-Bys or leftists look at things.
So they think that ISIS would love to have Trump in there because he’s just a troglodyte, you’re with us or you’re against us. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let me tell you something, folks. I made note of this in the 2008 campaign. I made note of it in the 2012 campaign. Whenever any foreign leader decided to comment on a presidential election, they all sounded exactly like the Democrats in our country sound.
When Ahmadinejad sought to comment on the presidential race in 2012, it might as well have been any other Democrat commenting on Mitt Romney. It was just incredible.