It is an old trick played by the left. If you want to attack someone in an over the top manner, choose an untouchable attacker who is deemed a victim. Concurrently, with the national press in blatant collusion, undermine and vilify any actual victims who speak against the left.
When Pat Smith, mother of a son who died in Benghazi, stood before the GOP convention and delivered a scathing rebuke to Hillary Clinton for lying to her, the national press attacked…..her. Hillary Clinton said she was lying. The media complained that it was supposed stunt and spent their energy attacking her