Yesterday, 61 speakers took the stage at the Democratic National Convention to address their fellow Democrats. Speakers such as Cory Booker, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders headlined the night. But none of them talked about our greatest threat, as Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist and Communications Director for the Republican National Committee mentoned on Twitter.
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) July 26, 2016
Politifact was quickly on the case. Of course, the liberal “fact” checking site started out by covering for Hillary and the Democrats, but ultimately said the statement was true.
It’s worth noting that the first night was not intended to have a specific focus on foreign policy, leaving the Democrats with three days left to discuss the issue. And Hillary Clinton — away from the podium in Philadelphia — issued a fairly muscular call for action against ISIS at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Charlotte, N.C.”We have to protect ourselves against terrorists,” Clinton told the group. “To do that, we need to lead other countries in stopping ISIS, al-Qaida, and other radical jihadist groups. We shouldn’t leave that to the rest of the world to figure out on their own. That won’t keep us safe.”
That said, as it concerns the convention in Philadelphia, the RNC’s statement is literally correct. Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned “ISIS,” “Islamic” “terror,” “terrorist,” or “terrorism” during the first day of the convention.