Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Trump "caught Osama bin Laden"; "weakness breeds aggression": Representative Lisa McClain's revealing claims

Michigan Republican Representative Lisa McClain drew attention on Saturday when she claimed that President Trump "caught Osama bin Laden." Of course, Osama bin Laden was found and killed during a United States military operation on 2 May 2011 in Abbottabad, Pakistan, when Barack Obama was President, Joe Biden Vice President, and Donald Trump a reality-TV star. But I was also struck by her claim that "weakness breeds aggression." I've found a number of uses of the phrase, and it seems that people think perceived weakness encourages bullies. But from what I have experienced of bullies, all the idea reveals is that the speaker – McClain in this case – is herself a bully. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 5 April 2022)


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