After attending the Counter-ISIS meeting at the White House, Barack Obama took to the podium to offer his thoughts on the Orlando shooting, Radical Islam in general, America’s values, and to suggest that the election of Republican candidate Donald Trump would be a victory for the terrorists.
“ISIL’s ranks are shrinking as well. Their morale is sinking.”
It should be noted that the last time Obama publicly declared ISIS to be contained and weakening was just one day before the largest terrorist attack in Paris’ history that left more than 100 dead.
The president then pushed for “common sense” regulations on guns, and suggested that it was not right that a person suspected of terrorism should be able to purchase a firearm in the United States.
“People with possible ties to terrorism who aren’t allowed on a plane shouldn’t be allowed to buy a gun.”
Omar Mateen, the shooter, had been investigated by the FBI on more than one occasion, in the past, under suspicion of being involved with terrorism. The agency could not substantiate the claims against him.
President Obama then went on to condemn people who are critical of his administration for refusing to refer to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as radical Islamists.
“…If someone seriously thinks that we don’t know who we’re fighting, if there’s anyone out there who thinks we’re confused about who our enemies are, that would come as a surprise to the thousands of terrorists who we’ve taken off the battlefield.”
It is probably safe to say that the terrorists that Obama has released from Guantanamo, who have since returned to the battlefield, are unsure about whether or not the administration knows who they are fighting.
Towards the end of his statement, Obama took a cheap shot at Republican candidate Donald Trump, suggesting that Trump’s proposed plan of temporarily closing the borders to Muslim immigrants, from countries where terrorists are known to reside, was a mistake.