US President Barack Obama Tuesday sharply criticised Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump for using the phrase “radical Islam”.
Obama said the phrase is “a political talking point; it’s not a strategy, that kind of yapping” hasn’t stopped the government from doing its best to protect the American people.
Trump on Thursday vehemently defended his stand of using ‘radical Islam’ by arguing that the phraseology makes a “big difference” in the war against terrorism, reported PTI.
“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,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia.
Trump, who is known for his anti-Muslim rhetorics criticised Obama for not using the hrase, “We’re trying to be nice. 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.,” he added.
Trump alleged that hid Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is blindly following the US President.
“She’ll basically do whatever Obama wants her to do. You understand why, because that whole thing is just ridiculous what is going on there. That’s just ridiculous. How that can happen in our country today is absolutely one of the great insults to law enforcement. And let’s see what happens. But she’s being totally protected. She is being 100 percent protected,” Trump said.