President Obama Does Not Give a Damn About the Term ‘Radical Islam’
President Obama is genuinely making sure that in his last months as POTUS he lets everyone know exactly how he feels about pretty much everything.
Today’s topic of choice? The use of the term “radical Islam.”
In a speech delivered at the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday afternoon, Obama shut down Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim attacks.
Trump criticized Obama for refusing to use the term radical Islam, insinuating that it lends to a weak stance on terrorism and POTUS clapped back like only he could.
In his speech he addressed how useless the term is in protecting America and chastised Trump for helping to foster a feeling of hate that is “doing the work for them [terrorists].”
“What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Would it make ISIL less committed to trying to 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.”
Watch President Obama lay into Trump and Republicans in his entire statement below.