Trump's discredited pig's blood tale may have roots in Tribune story from 1927

Trump’s discredited pig’s blood tale may have roots in Tribune story from 1927

Trump’s discredited pig’s blood tale may have roots in Tribune story from 1927

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he wanted to wait for all the facts before making public statements on important issues.

But a few hours after a terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday, Trump’s Twitter source published non-factual information.

After the attackers ran large crowds of tourists on the historic promenade of Las Ramblas in Barcelona, killing at least 13, the president tweeted: “Study the general Pershing made the United States terrorists when they were taken. There was more radical Islamic terrorism for 35 years! ”

The Trump tweet is a reference to a discredited story about the famous army genius, John J. Pershing, fighting the Moorish rebels during the occupation of the Philippines to the United States after winning the colony of Spain in the Spanish-American War.

The story goes that Pershing, known as “Black Jack”, gathered a large group of Muslim rebels and executed them with bullets immersed in the blood of pigs, who are “haram” or “banned” by Islamic Law

Trump told a similar story during a campaigning event in 2016, saying that Pershing “caught 50 terrorists who mass-inflicted and killed many people and took the 50 terrorists and took 50 men and sank 50 bullets into the blood of the pig.

“And he lined up 50 people and shot 49 of these 50 people, and said in the 50, he would return to his people and tell him what happened – and in a 25, he n No problem.

The story was considered false by online data verifiers Snopes and PolitiFact, and it seems that the spread of apocryphal history may be partly the result of a long correspondent Tribune.

Grandstand since 1921.
An article published in the Sunday edition of the Tribune month of August 21, 1927, reported by General John “Black Jack” Pershing was known to have sprinkled Muslim insurgents in the Philippines with pig blood and released them. Read the full story here, with the section on the alleged use of pig blood in “ENTER: BLACK JACK”.

An article published in the August 21, 1927 issue of Sunday’s Chicago Tribune under Herman’s captain Archer of the driving line connects the story “known” general Pershing, captive watering with pig blood and releasing them.

“Then [Pershing] announced that any Sworn Later would be sprinkled with pig blood,” Archer wrote. “And those pig-pork drops were more powerful than bullets.”

The correspondent does not appear to have personally witnessed this incident, but rather seems to convey a history of war shared with others.

No mass attempt was reported by the Tribune, and the copy is full of characterizations of Muslim Filipinos as “savage Sultans” and “bad brown men” made by people with modern racial sensibilities.

Snopes points to an account, a 1938 book, which reported that the bodies of “Muslim” soldiers were buried with pork canals by an army colonel. A 2013 book cites a letter from a United States commander who says that Pershing’s funeral with pigs was “a good plan” to discourage “crazy fanatics.”

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