Populist Democrat Candidate Tulsi Gabbard: “Remember Jesus Christ’s Message of Love”
Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard tweeted an explicitly Christian message in recognition of the Easter Sunday terrorist attack in Sri Lanka earlier today — in contrast to former President Obama, who left out any reference to Christians or Christianity in his tweet on the subject.
“My heart is with Sri Lanka on this #EasterSunday, w/hundreds killed & wounded in a horrific attack as they gathered in prayer” wrote Gabbard, who is Hindu.
My heart is with Sri Lanka on this #EasterSunday, w/hundreds killed & wounded in a horrific attack as they gathered in prayer. On a day devoted to love & peace, may we remember Jesus Christ’s message of love – for God & for each other – as we commit to defeating hate with love.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) April 21, 2019
“On a day devoted to love & peace, may we remember Jesus Christ’s message of love – for God and each other – as we commit to defeating hate with love.”
Although a Democrat, Gabbard has staked out a position as an anti-war populist in her party. An Iraq war veteran, she strongly opposes endless regime-change wars in the Middle East.
“We have spent trillions of your taxpayer dollars to pay for these wars, taking those dollars away from our communities and our people who need them right here at home,” she said in her campaign launch video.
Just like any politician – Republican or Democrat – who opposes the establishment’s forever-war agenda, Gabbard’s position has earned her the distrust of the mainstream media. NBC News has even tried to tie the candidate to Russia, using analysis from the same company that got busted for creating fake Russian troll accounts during the Alabama senate election in 2017 in order to create the false impression of a Russian-orchestrated interference campaign.
Gabbard’s statement on the Sri Lanka attack contrasted with former President Obama’s, who refused to even acknowledge the incident as an attack on Christians, instead using the bizarre phrase “Easter worshippers” to describe the victims.
The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 21, 2019
Obama also declined to mention Christianity in his comment on the Notre Dame disaster, describing the building in religiously neutral terms as “one of the world’s greatest treasures.”
Notre Dame is one of the world’s great treasures, and we’re thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It’s in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it’s also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can. pic.twitter.com/SpMEvv1BzB
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 15, 2019
However, following the New Zealand terrorist attack that targeted mosques, Obama made sure to send his condolences to the Muslim community specifically.
Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand. We grieve with you and the Muslim community. All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 15, 2019