Accuracy in Media

Think Progress editor Elham Khatami criticized President Trump’s threat to send New York City terrorist suspect Sayfullo Saipov to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

“I would certainly consider it. Send him to Gitmo,” Trump told the media on Wednesday.

Khatami responded with a tweet asking why Trump didn’t say the same thing about Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 people last month.

Maybe Trump would have considered it if Paddock hadn’t been killed. After being roasted on Twitter, Khatami deleted her original tweet and admitted her mistake, but added a racial element, saying that Trump’s tone was harsher in the NYC case because Saipov is a person of color.

It was all about race and not terrorism, apparently.





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Comments

  • samo war
  • Alton Gayle

    Really, A person of color? WTF!!!!!
    He was an ISLAMIC TERRORIST-PERIOD. HOW ABOUT THAT!!!
    As for sending Steven Paddock to Gitmo-he was already DEAD fool!

  • kansas

    No, hes harsher when the criminal is a pos

  • WuzYoungOnceToo

    And not already at room temperature.

  • Dennis Schaaf

    They should send Elham Khatami to Gitmo.
    He looks white to me.
    OK, here is what they should do with the bad driver seeing as they won’t whack him.
    When he gets to Florence (sans Isis flag) they should rub him down with lard and then throw his useless ass in his tiny cell and feed him pork three times a day. If he doesn’t want to eat that good Iowa pork let him starve to death.

  • samo war