Ann Coulter writes:
Obviously, what Trump said was that Omar was “born an Afghan.” Which he was.
The media began indignantly informing us that Trump was wrong because—as The Washington Post put it: “The shooter was born in Queens to parents who emigrated from Afghanistan.”[The Latest: Trump yanks Washington Post credentials, June 13, 2016 ]
With the media, you’re an “American” when you commit the worst mass shooing in U.S. history, an “Afghan” when you’re applying to college. You’re an “American” when you shoot up the San Bernardino community center, a “Pakistani” when you’re offended by Trump’s remarks. You’re an “American” when you slaughter troops at Fort Hood, a “Muslim” when the Army realizes it can’t fire you.
This can lead to confusion. After the Post snippily corrected Trump on Omar not being an “Afghan” on Monday, on Tuesday, the Post admitted he was. Headline: “Orlando gunman said he carried out attack to get ‘Americans to stop bombing his country,’ witness says.” [By Katie Zezima, Matt Zapotosky, Adam Goldman and Mark Berman June 14, 2016]