The Republican presidential contender demanded to know why Obama refrains from using the term “Islamic terrorism.”
“Why won’t President Obama use the term Islamic Terrorism?” the billionaire asked. “Isn’t it now, after all of this time and so much death, about time!”
Why won't President Obama use the term Islamic Terrorism? Isn't it now, after all of this time and so much death, about time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2015
Obama has generally avoided calling members of the Islamic State by religion, opting to refer to them by more secular terms such as “violent extremists.” The president previously said the Islamic State is not Islamic and most recently left “Islam” out of his Paris terror statement.
On Saturday, during the Democratic debate, likely nominee Hillary Clinton also refused to use the term “radical Islam.”
“I don’t think we are at war with Islam,” Clinton said. “I don’t think we are at war with all Muslims. I think we are at war with jihadists.”