President Obama has been under a lot of scrutiny, especially from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, because he does not seem to be in agreement with Trump over the ban on Muslims that he wishes to implement should he win the presidency. He has been labeled as weak and after Sunday’s massacre, he has become fed-up with the scrutiny as well as “yapping” from “politicians who tweet” (*Read: Donald Trump).
During a discussion at the Treasury Department, the president challenged Trump’s antics and said that his words are more harmful than they appear to be, because he is generating anger among would-be extremists, according to CNN. “We are now seeing how dangerous this kind of mindset and this kind of thinking can be,” he said. “We’re starting to see where this kind of rhetoric and loose talk and sloppiness about who exactly we’re fighting, where this can lead us.”
Obama then explained that his refusal to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” would not change ISIL’s plans for this country. “What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change?” Obama questioned. “Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above,” he said. “Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.”
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