Barry O. delivered a passionate, energetic teleprompter speech soon against Donald Trump’s proposed muslim immigration ban. Which is a gigantic mistake for him but his Titanic sized kid ego is incapable of realizing it. A muslim ban polls extremely well, and a Presidential speech attacking Trump for it only served to:
- Remind people of the problem of muslim immigration
- Remind people that Trump is the one who will do something about it
- Remind people that Hillary is for muslim immigration
There is no “win” here for Barry. I expect Trump to triple dog-down on this. Because it is popular. And it will drive Obama nuts.
President Obama rendered a fiery rebuke of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s Monday afternoon speech on immigration and Islam in which he re-upped calls to ban Muslims from immigrating to America.
The president was visibly irritated as he seemed to take particular issue with an argument repeatedly made by Trump that the president refuses to use the phrase “radical Islam.”
Speaking from the Treasury Department on Tuesday, following a meeting with the National Security Council on the efforts to defeat ISIS (the meeting had been scheduled before the Orlando attack), Obama said using the phrase accomplishes nothing.
“There’s no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam.’ It’s a political talking point,” Obama said. “What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change?…Is there a military strategy that is served by this?”