Trump Campaign Blasts Democratic Committee, Hillary Clinton for ‘Deafening Silence’ in Face of Israeli, American Flag-Burning
The Trump campaign blasted the Democratic National Committee and its presidential nominee for failing to condemn the torching of Israeli and American flags outside the party’s ongoing national convention in Philadelphia.
Responding to the fire incident, reported by The Algemeiner and perpetrated by pro-Bernie Sanders activists shouting “Long live the intifada” and “Black lives matter,” Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chief legal officer and Israel adviser Jason Greenblatt issued a statement calling on the DNC and Hillary Clinton to “speak out against this shameful desecration promptly and unequivocally.”
As former President Bill Clinton addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, activists gathered outside the convention hall to set fire to the American and Israeli flags while chanting “Long live the intifada!”
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Disturbing as that was, it was hardly the convention’s only flag flap.
When the Democrats opened their convention on Monday to a conspicuous absence of American flags, an onslaught of criticism led them to rethink their set design. By the next day, the Stars and Stripes ringed the convention stage.
Meanwhile, in lieu of Old Glory adorning the convention hall on Monday, the Palestinian flag was unfurled. After photos went viral on social media, it too was gone by day two.
“So clearly,” he concluded, “the Democrats are attuned to the potent symbolism of flags. Why, then, have the Democratic National Committee and its presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, failed to condemn the desecration of the American and Israeli flags and the glorification of the Palestinian intifada mere feet away from their convention hall?”
“Their silence is deafening,” he said.