While other Republicans are holding their noses as they support Donald Trump, Sean Duffy can’t seem to get enough of the Republican nominee’s dangerous, bigoted, and divisive language.
In a recent interview, Sean Duffy was asked repeatedly if he agrees with Trump’s comments that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the co-founders of ISIS. Over and over again, Duffy couldn’t bring himself to break with Donald Trump, until eventually conceding, saying “no, he isn’t on the ground.” But, of course, Duffy found a way to agree with Trump’s dangerous language, following up by saying Donald Trump’s comment “makes the point.”
Sean Duffy didn’t stop there, he blamed the media for “splicing and dicing” Trump’s words, despite his nominee directly saying “he [President Obama] is the founder of ISIS…he gets the most valuable player award, him and Hillary, she gets it too, I give him co-founder.” Just like Donald Trump, Rep. Duffy scapegoats the media or anyone else to defend his illogical and false arguments.
Earlier in the interview, Sean Duffy was asked about Donald Trump’s comments to supporters saying they can stop Hillary Clinton by shooting her, to which Duffy responded “he says what he means.” This came moments after Duffy begged Trump to “stay on script” and “read from the teleprompter.” Like the rest of us, Sean Duffy knows that Donald Trump can’t be forced to say things he doesn’t believe, making Duffy’s support of Trump’s dangerous rhetoric and agenda even more troubling.
By his own admission, Duffy believes Donald Trump doesn’t mince words and there is nothing to parse in his dangerous and sometimes violent rhetoric. That means when Trump insults Gold Star parents he means it; when Trump says we should ban all Muslims from the country he means it; when Trump says his supporters can stop Hillary Clinton by shooting her he means it; and when Trump says Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are the co-founders of ISIS he means it.
“Sean Duffy doesn’t care that Donald Trump’s dangerous language is deliberate and could have very serious and grave consequences. Sean Duffy will say or do anything to support Donald Trump, even if that means ignoring people’s safety,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning said on Monday. “We can have our political differences, but for Sean Duffy to not challenge the violent rhetoric Donald Trump has spouted is shameful and has no place in Wisconsin or the United States.”