President Obama has reached a breaking point.
After months of ridicule and repeated taunts from GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over his refusal to call radical Islamic terrorism exactly that, Obama snapped back at Trump.
“There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam,'” Obama said bitterly. “It’s a political talking point. It’s not a strategy.”
In a clearly heated attempt to fight back against Trump’s taunts, Obama described his attacks as “yapping” by “politicians who Tweet and appear on cable news shows.”
Obama defended his decision, insisting his refusal to use the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” wasn’t because of his culture of political correctness, but because it would “legitimize the enemy.”
Obama clearly believes that if he continues to not call radical jihadists out by their name, they’ll simply disappear.
He even went so far as to say the radicalized Muslim terrorists weren’t “religious warriors” but “thugs”.
No doubt, Donald Trump’s harsh words for Obama in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting got under Obama’s skin.
“Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump said in a Fox News interview Monday morning.
“And the something else in mind — you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama’s acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorist.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”
Trump even called on Obama to resign.
“I refuse to be politically correct. I want to do the right thing. I want to straighten things out. And I want to make America great again. The days of deadly ignorance will end, and they will end soon if I’m elected,” Trump said confidently.