Congressional Dem Candidate Calls Trump the ‘Greatest Threat to Democracy’ Since Osama Bin Laden
— Dan Helmer (@HelmerVA10) May 30, 2018
Democratic congressional candidate Dan Helmer has a new campaign ad declaring that President Donald Trump is the greatest threat to America’s continued existence since Osama Bin Laden.
Helmer is competing in Democratic primary in order to challenge Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. This morning, Helmer released an ad that starts with him laying out his policy positions…but then it took a pretty drastic turn.
“After 9/11, the greatest threat to our democracy lived in a cave. Today, he lives in the White House. No one, even the president, is above the law.”
So…yeah. It’s no surprise the president’s critics would note that he regularly sows division with objectionable statements, attacks national institutions, pushes controversial policies, etc. Still, when there are things like North Korea, Iran, Russia and ISIS to worry about, maybe let’s not lose our sense of proportion.
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