Obama: I Take Terrorism Seriously
President Obama made his first appearance on Fox News Sunday since becoming President and during the interview he talked about his record on fighting terror.
“I would say this — there isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me, over the last seven-and-a-half years,” the President said.
“I’m the guy who calls the families, or meets with them, or hugs them, or tries to comfort a mom, or a dad, or a husband, or a kid, after a terrorist attack. ”
“So, let’s be very clear about how much I prioritize this. This is my number one job.”
The Hill reports:
Obama recently said in an interview with The Atlantic that fear of terrorism is overblown, with more Americans more likely to die from falls in tubs than from attacks by terrorists, a comment that received sharp rebukes from both sides.
He’s also been criticized for his responses after terrorist attacks, including going to a baseball game in Cuba after the attacks in Brussels in March.
But he maintains defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is his No. 1 priority.
“It has been my view consistently — the object of terrorism in their minds is to induce panic, to induce fear, to get society to change who they are, and what I’ve tried to communicate is you can’t change us,” Obama said.