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Ann Coulter: Donald Trump Is 'Our Only Hope'

Ann Coulter stopped by “The Eric Metaxas Show” on Tuesday to discuss Donald Trump’s speech following the massacre in Orlando, in which he expanded his proposed ban on Muslim immigration.

Coulter, who in a previous appearance on Metaxas’ program claimed that God is raising up Trump to save the world from 1,000 years of darkness, was of course thrilled with Trump’s speech, telling Metaxas that permitting Muslim immigration to America would be akin to the U.S. “bringing in Nazis” during World War II.

“What is this compulsion that we have to bring in today’s Nazis to our country?” she asked. “We don’t need this.”

Coulter, who has claimed credit for Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric and platform, also said that we shouldn’t be treating the terrorist behind the Orlando attack as an American even though he was born in New York: “He’s an Afghani!”

America is now facing terrorist attacks, according to Coulter, because Democrats decided to bring in “hordes of the Third World” in order to defeat Republicans at the polls.

“We’re not a nation of immigrants,” she said. “We have never been a nation of immigrants. This is a myth invented by the Democrats for electoral purposes and Republicans for who knows what reasons, because their donors need the cheap labor.”

She added that Trump’s campaign is “the only hope” for America and “the only frontal assault” against liberal immigration policies. Otherwise, “we can build the bunkers and hire the cheap labor.”

Metaxas, for his part, said that Trump is our last hope “to pull back from the cliff so we don’t all die.”

Coulter told Metaxas that she will soon release a new book titled “In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome,” which Metaxas was not exactly excited about because of her decision to “replace ‘God’ with ‘Trump.’”

Roger Stone: Huma Abedin Is 'Handling Hillary For The Saudis'

Roger Stone, a close ally of Donald Trump, appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday to continue his smear campaign against one of Hillary Clinton’s top aides, Huma Abedin.

Stone, who has previously suggested that Abedin may be a “terrorist agent” and Clinton’s lesbian lover, told host Steve Malzberg that he thinks that Abedin may be “handling Hillary for the Saudis” and is “tied to Islamic extremism.”

Steve Malzberg: 'We Need A Conservative Facebook, A Conservative Google, A Conservative Twitter'

Yesterday, conservative talk show host Steve Malzberg said that it is time for conservatives to rise up in this country and urged the entrepreneurial ones to create conservative alternatives to some of the most popular websites that he thinks have a liberal bias.

“We need a conservative Facebook, a conservative Google, a conservative Twitter,” he said.

The Newsmax host may want to ask Janet Porter of the Religious Right group Faith 2 Action how creating a conservative alternative to Facebook turned out.

7 Other Times Donald Trump Suggested Obama Is A Secret Muslim And Terrorist Sympathizer

Donald Trump is furious that the Washington Post reported on his recent suggestion that President Obama may be on the side of the terrorists, even going so far as to deny the newspaper credentials to cover his campaign events.

Trump, who often tries to raise conspiracy theories by saying that he is simply asking the question and only throwing things out there that he’s “heard” from others, repeatedly hinted in the wake of last weekend’s attack in Orlando that Obama may be deliberately helping Islamic extremists.

Trump said while discussing terrorism on Fox News on Monday:

He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands — it's one or the other, and either one is unacceptable …. Look, guys, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart or has something else in mind. And the something else in mind — people can't believe it. People cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can't even mention the words radical Islamic terrorism. There's something going on. It's inconceivable. There's something going on.

“Well there are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn't want to get it,” Trump said on NBC. “A lot of people think maybe he doesn't want to know about it.”

Yesterday, Trump told the Associated Press that Obama “continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies and, for that matter, the American people.” Earlier today, Trump shared on Twitter a Breitbart article which he claimed proves that Obama is in fact on the side of ISIS.

No one should be surprised by this Trump conspiracy theory.

Polls show that Trump’s supporters have widely embraced the conspiracy theory that the president is a secret Muslim. And the birther candidate has made such claims for years, among many, many conspiracy theories that he has embraced.

Here are seven other times when Trump has suggested the President Obama is secretly a Muslim or secretly sympathizes with terrorists:

1) ‘Maybe He Doesn’t Want To Get Rid Of The Problem’

In February, Trump told radio host Michael Savage that Obama refuses to say the magic words “radical Islamic terrorism” because maybe he doesn’t want to stop the terrorists.

We have a president that won’t even use the words and if you don’t use the words, you’re never going to get rid of the problem. We have a — maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem. I don’t know exactly what’s going on.

Savage seemed to know exactly what Trump meant.

“Ah ha. Now you’re going as close to the board as a hockey player can go without hitting the puck into the stands. I get it,” he said.

In another interview with Savage, Trump falsely claimed that the U.S. was actively trying to prevent Russia from bombing the terrorist group ISIS.

2) Obama Is Arming ISIS

Back in 2014, Trump tweeted the grossly inaccurate claim that Obama was actually trying to send arms to ISIS.

3) Maybe It Says ‘Muslim’ On His Birth Certificate

In a 2011 interview with Laura Ingraham, Trump said that “somebody” told him that Obama might be suppressing the truth about his birthplace because his real birth certificate identifies him as a Muslim:

He doesn’t have a birth certificate or, if he does, there’s something on that certificate that is very bad for him. Now somebody told me, and I have no idea whether this is bad for him or not but perhaps it would be, that where it says ‘religion’ it might have ‘Muslim,’ and if you’re a Muslim, you don’t change your religion by the way, but somebody said, ‘Maybe that’s the reason he doesn’t want to show it.’ I don’t think so. I just don’t think he has a birth certificate and everybody has a birth certificate.

He made a similar statement on an interview that year with Bill O’Reilly: “He doesn't have a birth certificate. He may have one but there's something on that, maybe religion, maybe it says he is a Muslim. I don't know. Maybe he doesn't want that. Or he may not have one. But I will tell you this. If he wasn't born in this country, it's one of the great scams of all time.”

4) Obama’s ‘Arabic’ Ring

In 2012, Trump tweeted an article from birther investigator Jerome Corsi that falsely claimed that Obama wears a ring bearing the Islamic statement of faith, something that Corsi believes is proof that Obama was secretly married to his male Pakistani roommate. (The ring only contains a series of loops).

“Who is this guy?” Trump asked.

5) Madonna Knows The Truth!

Trump appeared to take a joke from Madonna way too seriously:

6) Scalia Funeral

Trump marked Justice Antonin Scalia’s death by wondering about the real reason Obama didn’t attend his funeral:

7) ‘There’s Something We Don’t Know About’

At a South Carolina campaign rally last year, Trump said that Obama is deliberately ignoring the problem of terrorism in the Islamic world to advance his nefarious agenda:

“We can’t close our eyes,” he said. “I don’t know what’s wrong with Obama, he wants to close his eyes and pretend it’s not happening. Why is he so emphatic on not solving the problem? There’s something we don’t know about. There’s something we don’t know about.”

Naturally, at least one of his supporters shouted, “He’s a Muslim!”

Tom DeLay: Obama Is A Communist 'Muslim Sympathizer' Who 'Hates America'

On Monday, Tom DeLay stopped by the conspiracy theory outlet “Trunews,” where, in the same program in which host Rick Wiles called for Muslims to be deported from the U.S. and declare that the Orlando massacre was divine judgment, the former GOP House leader blasted President Obama’s handling of terrorist groups and the attack in Orlando.

DeLay said that the president has “put American lives in danger” and “emboldened” America’s enemies.

When Wiles asked if Obama is “actually on the other side of the war on terror,” DeLay said that Obama is “a Muslim sympathizer” who was “raised in a communist upbringing” and “hates America.”

Rick Wiles: 'Round Up The Muslims And Ship Them Out Of This Country'

On his “Trunews” radio program on Monday, after declaring that the Orlando massacre represented God’s judgment on America, Rick Wiles said that the U.S. government should “outlaw Islam” and “confiscate Muslims.”

“The left is calling for gun control. What we need is Muslim control. We don’t need to confiscate guns, we need to confiscate Muslims. You’re not going to solve this problem until you round up the Muslims and ship them out of this country. End of discussion. Outlaw Islam. Make it an illegal religion. Don’t tell me it can’t be done. Pass a constitutional amendment that says we’re a Christian nation and Islam is illegal. Done. Get rid of it. Stamp it out before it destroys civilization.”

“Anyone who is a practicing Muslim is mentally ill,” he added, before claiming that the U.S. government is bringing terrorists into the country. “We’re all going to die, gay and straight, left and right, Republican and Democrat, we’re all going to die if we don’t get this stopped really soon.”

Wiles also hailed Donald Trump for his recent suggestion that President Obama may be a terrorist sympathizer.

“I took that as Donald Trump was insinuating that the American people must now consider the possibility that Obama has a hidden, nefarious plan underway which is covering for all of these Muslims coming into the country,” he said. “I think he got very close to it today…. When you said that this morning, Mr. Trump, you were extremely close to nailing it, what this really is, that we have an Islamic jihadist in the White House.”

He also claimed that the Obama administration “hired Omar Mateen,” the Orlando shooter, to work for a security company that contracts with the government. (Mateen secured the job in 2007, two years before Obama took office).

Wiles concluded: “If there’s a Muslim living in your town, there’s a high probability you have a jihadist cell in your town.”

Todd Starnes: Obama Is 'Apologist-In-Chief' For Islam Rather Than Commander-In-Chief

Fox News pundit Todd Starnes appeared on “AFA Today” with Crane Durham yesterday, where he accused Muslim-Americans of refusing to condemn terrorist attacks and attacked President Obama for his recent comments about how simply saying the words “radical Islam” does nothing to stop terrorism.

“Certainly there are some peaceful Muslims out there,” he said, “but here is my question, Crane: Where are these people? Where are the peaceful Muslims? Why aren’t they marching in the streets denouncing the Islamic radicals? Why aren’t they filling up the TV screens condemning the Islamic radicals? Where are they?”

Starnes conveniently ignored the fact that Muslim-American groups have widely condemned this attack and groups like ISIS, and Muslim-American organizations held events honoring the victims in cities throughout the country including Washington, Boston and Los Angeles.

“I don’t recall ever hearing the president passionately defending Christianity or Judaism like he did Islam,” he continued.

“It appears to me that this president is more of an apologist-in-chief for the Islamic faith than he is the commander-in-chief for the United States.”

WND Columnist: God Is Using Donald Trump To Save America

The far-right outlet WorldNetDaily published a column today by author Jerry Kaifetz titled “God has a History of Using Men Like Trump,” in which Kaifetz argues that God may be using Donald Trump to save America from total collapse just as he used King Ahasuerus to stop a plot by Haman to exterminate the Jews.

Kaifetz writes that conservative Christians should act like Esther, who according to biblical accounts married Ahasuerus even though he was not Jewish but whose marriage to the king enabled her to thwart Haman’s plans, and rally behind Trump despite the fact many find him morally repugnant.

“I don’t know how I could more clearly see Donald Trump represented in the person of King Ahasuerus, with Esther, of course, being America’s conservative voters,” Kaifetz says.

“I urge Christians to understand that Donald Trump is a modern-day King Ahasuerus,” he writes. “He is the captain who can keep the USS Titanic off the iceberg. Let’s worry about his Christian pedigree when our ship finds safer waters to ply.”

My mind then goes to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures. It is here that I find a singular character whom God saw fit to ally with His people not because of his understanding of the holy, but because the issue that towered above all others was the national, cultural and physical survival of the nation of Israel. That man was King Ahasuerus from the Book of Esther.



Now I can just imagine the outrage among some elements of the Jewish world when a Jewish girl is advised to marry a heathen king. “He is not even a Jew!” were shouts that surely echoed throughout the empire. Some of the more practically minded Jews surely responded by saying, “Listen, you schmucks! Nobody is going to be Jewish if Haman has his way and now we have the chance to get some real influence in the palace in Shushan.” Perhaps this pitted the “true Jews” against the “Jinos,” Jews in name only. Perhaps the followers of Mordecai told the Jewish purists that it was time to “Make Judaism great again.”

I don’t know how I could more clearly see Donald Trump represented in the person of King Ahasuerus, with Esther, of course, being America’s conservative voters. Just as back in the Persian Empire, survival was the only issue that counted in forging alliances when the likes of Haman was plotting genocide against the entire Jewish race. Sound familiar? Haman was a descendant of King Agag, a Jew hater in the classic form that seems to periodically emerge in the pages of world history only to be relegated by fate to irrelevancy, defeat and obscurity while the Jews have continued to prosper for 5,000 years.

In the end, the Book of Esther is a look into the practical mind of God, and His spokesman Mordecai. Mordecai understood one thing: The survival of the nation was at stake, and its enemies had made the threat of genocide and were fully capable carrying out that threat. Mordecai knew that avoiding that fate trumped (please pardon the pun) the insistence on prohibiting a Jewish girl from marrying a non-Jew. How much would that matter if Judaism were wiped from the face of the earth?

Today, I urge Christians to understand that Donald Trump is a modern-day King Ahasuerus. He is the captain who can keep the USS Titanic off the iceberg. Let’s worry about his Christian pedigree when our ship finds safer waters to ply. Let’s not strain at gnats and swallow a camel.

Rick Wiles: Orlando Massacre Was God's Judgment On America

On Monday, End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles said that the terrorist attack at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando represented the judgment of God on America.

He said that more terrorist attacks are coming to the U.S. because America’s security apparatus has been “infiltrated” by terrorists and “we have a Muslim jihadist in the White House, Barack Hussein Obama, a jihadist.”

“God has been crying out to this nation: Either voluntarily humble yourselves to your knees and call upon me to protect your or continue in your rebellion and be brought to your knees by your enemies,” he said. “But either way, America, you’re going to your knees. I’ve said for years, America, if you continue to reject the mercy of the cross, you will live by the tyranny of the sword, and that’s what’s happening right now.”

Wiles, who once said that “Ebola could solve America’s problem” with homosexuality, added that he has “no ill will against any gay or lesbian.”

Far-Right Pundit: Gays Provoked Orlando Massacre, Should Go Back In The Closet

Timothy Buchanan of the far-right outlet BarbWire responded yesterday to the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando by urging members of the LGBT community to go back into the closet and stop provoking people to commit violent acts by kissing in public: “It’s worth considering that homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals might be safer returning to the closet. Flaunting gross immorality and defiant wickedness that is hideous, odious and wretched to an overwhelming majority of people is a foolish and dangerous course of action.”

“Those who come to the United States from other cultures — some of which are infinitely more moral than our own — are going to be offended and repulsed by the rampant depravity that has become a defining characteristic of our culture,” he added. “No amount of education, sensitivity training or political indoctrination will change that.”

Diversity, Buchanan said, is destroying American culture and society, along with the liberal policies of the “evil” Democratic Party and its support for “murder, sexual depravity, lust and rebellion.”

The real problem to be solved, and our only hope for a happy future together is to bridge the divisions that deeply polarize us, and that is not likely to occur any time soon. Why? Because it requires some or most, to forfeit what they refuse to part with–their sinful, selfish and wicked lusts.

Those of us who remember the 1960s recall a time when mass murders, sexual assaults, celebrating perversity and terrorist attacks were rare or unheard of. Abortion was illegal because everyone knew it was evil. Today, these are all commonplace. We were once and for most of our history, largely united in a common belief in God, a common belief in morality and a common respect for law. It was not a perfect paradise, nor was there justice for all. But one generation after World War II, we forgot what and who we are and everyone began to do what was right in his own eyes, but is wrong in God’s eyes.

Contrary to the professions of the Left, diversity is not America’s strength. Diversity is a weakness. For America as a nation, unity is our strength and we have lost it. Certainly, there can exist diversity among a united people. But the unifying identity that Americans once shared has been discarded as unnecessary, condemned as elitist and even rejected as a hindrance to free expression and happiness.

It’s worth considering that homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals might be safer returning to the closet. Flaunting gross immorality and defiant wickedness that is hideous, odious and wretched to an overwhelming majority of people is a foolish and dangerous course of action.

Those who come to the United States from other cultures–some of which are infinitely more moral than our own–are going to be offended and repulsed by the rampant depravity that has become a defining characteristic of our culture. No amount of education, sensitivity training or political indoctrination will change that.



Today we have an entire political party that has devoted itself to dividing and fracturing our nation’s unity. Amazingly, it promotes the most vile forms of wickedness: murder, sexual depravity, lust and rebellion and then condemns the predictable and violent fruit of its own policies and practices.

Hillary Clinton is the face of that party. It’s the party of evil and it must be defeated. If not, its bitter fruit will destroy us all.
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