Trump: U.S. Won’t Win Fight Against Terrorism Until Obama ‘Gets the Hell out’ of the White House
The war on ISIS is in full swing, but Donald Trump believes it cannot be won until President Barack Obama is out of office.
“Until he admits that this is a problem, we’re never going to solve the problem,” the Republican 2016 frontrunner said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“But he’s only going to be there, fortunately, a little bit more than a year. Because the problem will get solved when he gets the hell out,” Trump added.
NY Daily News reports:
Trump had been responding to questions over whether he agreed with Obama’s decision to not use the term “radical Islamic terrorism” to refer to the terror attacks in Paris, last month, and in San Bernardino, last week.
Obama has repeatedly refused to use the term, saying it unfairly maligns an entire religion.
Trump, on Sunday, also doubled down on his support for using profiling and surveillance of Muslim-American communities as a tool to combat terrorism.
“I think there can be profiling,” Trump said. “If they thought there was something wrong with that group and they saw what was happening, and they didn’t want to call the police because they didn’t want to be profiling, I think that’s pretty bad. People are dead. A lot of people are dead right now. So everybody wants to be politically correct, and that’s part of the problem that we have with our country.”
“You have people that have to be tracked,” he added. “If they’re Muslims, they’re Muslims.”
“I’m not playing on fears,” Trump said. “I’m playing on common sense. We have a problem.”
Trump’s rhetoric on the issue has generated mountains of criticism, including from within his own party. On Sunday, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie both took the outspoken mogul to task for his latest comments.
“The director of the FBI has made it clear that there are hundreds of cases that they’re monitoring, and we should redouble our efforts in that regard,” Bush said on ABC’s “This Week.” “We don’t have to target the religion.”
“The fact is we don’t need to be profiling in order to be able to get the job done here,” Christie said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
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