With sarcastic undertones, President Obama reacted today to Trump's criticism of him for not using the phrase "radical Islam."
"There's no magic to the phrase," he said after a meeting with his National Security Council at the Treasury Department. "What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change? Calling a threat by another name does not make it go away...Radical Islam is a political talking point. It's not a strategy."
In this 13-minute clip Obama expresses his frustration with Trump's insistence on using this phrase, saying it would put this country in jeopardy, and that by using it we're doing the terrorist's work for them. And then he wonders, "Do Republican officials actually agree with this?"
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