Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used a strange new term on Sunday to address the tragic bombings on hotels and churches in Sri Lanka. In a tweet sharing her condolences, Clinton regretted that "Easter worshippers" had been targeted in the attacks.
On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I'm praying for everyone affected by today's horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 21, 2019
Former President Barack Obama used the same exact phrase. I think they meant, "Christian."
Yeah we’re actually called Christians not “Easter worshippers” wouldn’t hurt to maybe just say that pic.twitter.com/amw0Zkwh1e— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) April 22, 2019
“Easter worshippers” aka Christians. https://t.co/ocXXyD49ZK— Brit Hume (@brithume) April 22, 2019
In fact, the Daily Caller noticed that several of the 2020 Democratic candidates omitted the term Christianity in their messages about the Sri Lanka tragedy. Beto O'Rourke and Andrew Yang were among the few who did make note of it.
Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also clearly identified the terrorists' targets.
The threat on Christians internationally is real. Heart broken that this happened especially on such a sacred day. The terrorists wanted to send a strong message. Our fight on terrorism has to remain strong to let them know that we won’t back down. #PrayersForSriLanka https://t.co/AsJOI1pkP2— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) April 22, 2019
Almost 300 people were killed in Sunday's series of bombings, including, reportedly, several U.S. citizens.