Donald Trump received praise from a group that you wouldn’t normally expect would champion a GOP presidential frontrunner. On Sunday, the co-founder of anti-war and far left group Code Pink celebrated Trump’s bashing of former president George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq.
So far, none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks have yet to report on this unusual development in the 2016 campaign.
The following is the relevant excerpt from The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein’s February 14 article headlined, “Donald Trump, Republican Front-Runner, Wins Applause From Code Pink”:
It’s not every day that anti-war groups find themselves cheering on leading Republican presidential candidates. But, then again, this hasn’t been a presidential campaign that’s stuck to the script.
The morning after he called the Iraq War a huge misstep and argued that President George W. Bush lied to get the country into it, Donald Trump has earned praise from, of all places, Code Pink, the group best known for protesting the Iraq War and subsequent military interventions.
“I watched the debate last night and LOVED IT,” Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin said in an email. “It felt surreal to hear Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for President, saying what we at CODEPINK have been shouting to the winds for 14 years now: that Bush and his cronies lied about WMDs, that the Iraq war was catastrophic, and that Bush never 'kept us safe' because 9/11 happened on his watch.”
“A ‘big, fat mistake,’ indeed,” Benjamin continued. “Trump even talked bout the cost of war and how the trillions we wasted on war could have been used to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure -- a theme we have been harping on all these years with a campaign called ‘bring our war dollars home.’ It was wild.”