Fox Anchor Counters Allegations Trump is Islamophobic: ‘Thousands’ of Muslims Would Be Dead If Not For Him
Fox News’s David Asman defended President Donald Trump from critics on Monday by saying thousands of Muslims would be dead by now were it not for the commander-in-chief.
Asman delivered that take while serving as the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox’s Outnumbered Monday — which focused on how critics have tied Trump to the New Zealand mosque shootings because the alleged perpetrator called the president “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” in his manifesto. As part of a discussion on the political implications of anti-Muslim violence, Harris Faulkner remarked on the amount of violence Muslims end up committing against each other in the Middle East.
“When you talk about Muslim attacks, look around that part of the world and in the Middle East where they are blowing up hotels,” Faulkner said “They are killing Muslim women and men and children at the same time. Those attacks – they may be toward Westerners – but they are killing members of their own religious family.”
This prompted Asman to essentially argue that Trump isn’t Islamophobic because ISIS would’ve killed a lot more people if the president didn’t take the actions he did against the caliphate.
“They were killing Muslims. Thousands and thousands and thousands of Muslims,” said Asman. “People forget that were it not for this president who is now being associated with this attack, there would be thousands more Muslims being killed as a result of what ISIS would still be doing.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
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