President Trump delivered a rather tough, scathing speech on radical Islamic terrorism in Afghanistan and outlined our new approach to the region, and while many folks thought the talk was good (including our own Allen West), some, particularly in Hollywood, were a bit miffed by it all.
Beau Willimon, creator of the hit show “House of Cards” decided to weigh in on the president’s speech, and he was none too happy.
Willimon’s show is a political thriller/drama featuring one of the most corrupt presidents to grace the small screen: Frank Underwood.
According to The Hill, Beau Willimon, who adapted the British “House of Cards” into Netflix’s hit show, blasted Trump on Twitter after the conclusion of his speech Monday night, implying ominous connections between Trump and Willimon’s creation, the fictional President Frank Underwood.
When I wrote a fictional scene of president saying to the camera "We make the terror" to deflect scandal, I hoped it would remain fiction.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) August 22, 2017
Willimon’s implication seemed to be that Trump was announcing a new troops surge in Afghanistan to deflect from mounting scandal in his administration, including the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russia and the bipartisan anger over Trump’s remarks about racial violence in Charlottesville, Va.
In an earlier tweet, Willimon posted a photo of Trump during his speech with a caption alluding to Trump’s desire to distract from his Charlottesville remarks.
It seems Willimon is starting to confuse his work of fiction with reality, somehow believing he knows enough about politics from making a TV show to have a say in what’s happening in the real world. Isn’t that the very definition of delusion?
First off, as of now, Trump doesn’t really need to deflect from the whole Russia investigation because there is no evidence he has done anything wrong.
Secondly, how in the world could he possibly deflect from Russia when the mainstream media is determined to do anything and everything to keep our attention on the matter, evidence or not?
The bottom line is, there are terrorists all across the Middle East who want to destroy our way of life. For eight years these threats have gone largely unchecked, allowing groups like ISIS to grow in number and power.
Now that a new captain is heading the ship, it’s time to get tough on terror in order to ensure the safety of our citizens and keep these groups in check.
That’s precisely what Trump has in mind and why he said “we’re not nation building, we’re killing terrorists.”