Trump to Obama: Using the Term ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ Does Make a Difference

Wednesday at a campaign event in Atlanta, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reacted to remarks from President Barack Obama a day earlier responding to those criticizing him for his reluctance to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism.”

According to Trump, if you’re willing to talk about the “real nature of the problem,” you won’t solve the problem.

“We’re trying to be nice,” Trump said. “We have a president who wants to be so politically correct that he doesn’t want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism, doesn’t want to use it. He gives a speech yesterday, a long speech that at the end of it, nobody knew what the hell he was talking about. Nobody knew. He’s trying to justify why he won’t use it and he said radical Islam because he didn’t want to use the word terrorism. You noticed.”

“Why he won’t use that term or why he doesn’t use it and how it doesn’t make difference, but it does make a difference,” he added. “It makes a difference and it makes a big difference because unless you’re willing to discuss and talk about the real nature of the problem and the name of the problem, radical Islamic terrorism, you’re never going to solve the problem.”

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