Hacked e-mails say Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was disappointed at news of the San Bernardino terror attack, during which 14 people were killed and another 22 were injured — but not for the reason you might think.
In an e-mail exchange published on WikiLeaks Sunday, Podesta was reportedly frustrated that one of the San Bernardino terrorists had a Muslim-sounding name, The Hill’s Rebecca Savransky reports.
“Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter,” he wrote to Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney on December 2, 2015. Podesta was responding to an e-mail from Finney that contained a tweet from MSNBC host Christopher Hayes confirming the identity of one of the terrorists.
NBC News now reporting a US citizen named Sayeed Farouk believed to be one of the people involved in the shooting.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) December 3, 2015
Instead of mourning the loss of life at a horrific tragedy perpetrated by two radical Islamists, which disrupted a Christmas party at a facility for individuals with special needs, Podesta was bummed that a terrorist’s true identity would make it that much more difficult to exploit the tragedy for his own agenda.
His reaction isn’t so far from President Barack Obama’s, who used the terror attack as an excuse to push for gun-control measures that wouldn’t have prevented the tragedy. Instead of flying out immediately to grieve with the victims’ families and comfort those who were afraid, Obama chose to exploit the tragedy as an opportunity push his own extreme gun-control policies from afar. After two weeks of throwing parties at the White House and shilling for more gun control, Obama finally visited San Bernardino, but only during a stopover en route to Hawaii for a family vacation.
When it comes to Islamic terrorism, Podesta is just like Obama and other liberal elites. They’re simply not interested in taking strides to actually prevent these attacks, but looking for opportunities exploit tragedy to push their political agenda. In his own words, Podesta made it clear he was primarily concerned the attack didn’t fit Hillary Clinton’s campaign narrative.