Arizona Democratic Party Chair Claims President Trump Has “Aligned Himself With ISIS”
The Chairwoman of the Arizona Democratic Party claimed that President Donald Trump is in league with ISIS, a remark made just as after President Trump ordered an operation to kill the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Felicia Rotellini made the claim on Saturday, just as the President was preparing to oversee the operation in Syria in the Situation Room at the White House. Watch here:
Arizona Democrat Party Chairman Felecia Rotellini: Trump “has aligned himself with ISIS”
Rotellini made the remarks on Saturday, approximately 1-hour before a Trump-authorized raid in northern Syria resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi pic.twitter.com/lyYraFg6Eq
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 29, 2019
The remarks come as incredibly ridiculous in light of the raid, in which al-Baghdadi committed suicide in a tunnel when trapped by American special forces.
Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward slammed Rotellini for the over-the-top and sensational accusation, butting in to call out the allegation of ISIS allegiances as false while sitting on the same panel at a Clean Elections event.
In a statement issued later, Chairwoman Ward called on Arizona Democrats to reject Rotellini’s anti-American accusation of ISIS loyalties against President Trump.
“It is extremely disconcerting to hear the top Democrat in Arizona slander and malign an innocent person for being aligned with the world’s most evil terrorists, let alone the President of the United States. While fearmongering from the Left is expected up to a point, we have to draw the line somewhere if they’re going to refuse to police themselves. Baseless statements like those made by the chair of the Arizona Democrat party are wildly irresponsible and not rooted in reality.”
Rotellini’s accusation apparently is based upon the withdrawal of American troops from Northern Syria, which she equivocates as inherent alignment with ISIS.
Rotellini owes an apology to the President for falsely claiming he supports one of the most bloodthirsty terrorist organizations the world has ever known- an accusation ironically made just as the President oversaw the killing of its leader. She also owes an apology to the families of ISIS’s victims for cheapening their deaths at the hand of the cult for a simplistic, empty and knee-jerk reactionary political point.