Columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that President Obama’s declaration that fighting terrorism is “a top priority” is “a farce. He doesn’t believe a word of it” and to the president, “Everything is more important than ISIS” on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel.
Krauthammer said [relevant remarks begin around 5:00] “What he said in Argentina, this is ‘a top priority‘. Everybody understands that’s a farce. He doesn’t believe a word of it. He says it by rote, because he knows he’s supposed to say it. But he has said, in interviews, he has said it to his staff, as reported in the Atlantic, more people die in falls in their bathtubs than die in terrorism. Everything is more important than ISIS. He thinks it is the back ground noise of our time. And he has said this openly in interviews, the reason’s everybody’s exercised is because the the media is hyping it. He says if it bleeds, it leads, so people are becoming afraid as a result of media ratings. That — but he’s simply unwilling to face the fact that this is a serious threat to the West, to the United States, people are justly afraid, and, that under his watch, ISIL has gone from nonexistence, to now having a present — a presence in at least nine countries, having a safe haven, and having the capacity, in one week, it attacked in west Africa, in the Ivory Coast, attacked in Turkey, attacked in Brussels. That’s a threat, and he does not believe it is.”
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