President Obama hardt ut mot Trump: «Do Republican officials actually agree with this?»

President Barack Obama gikk hardt ut mot Donald Trump i en pressekonferanse i Washington, D.C. på tirsdag.

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Om Trumps kritikk av at Obama ikke bruker begrepet «radical Islam»:

«The men and women who put their lives at risk and the Special Forces I ordered to get (Osama) bin Laden and are now on the ground in Iraq and in Syria — they know full well who the enemy is. So do the intelligence and law enforcement officers who spent countless hours disrupting plots. And protecting all Americans, including politicians who tweet, and appear on cable news shows. They know what the nature of the enemy is. So there’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam.’ It’s a political talking point.»

«What exactly would using this language accomplish? What exactly would it change? … Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans? … Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above. … Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away. This is a political distraction.»

Om Trumps ønske om å nekte muslimer innreise til USA for en udefinert periode:

«Where does this stop? Are we going to start treating all Muslim-Americans differently? Are we going to start subjecting them to special surveillance? Are we going to start discriminating them because of their faith? We’ve heard these suggestions during the course of this campaign. Do Republican officials actually agree with this? Because that’s not the America we want. It doesn’t reflect our Democratic ideals. It will make us less safe.»