President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday in what was billed as an attempt to calm jittery Americans in the aftermath of the deadly San Bernardino terror attack by a radicalized Muslim couple.
The 13-minute speech was panned by Republicans across the board as lacking any new solutions to confront what most fear is a growing cancer in our midst — radical Islam.
Perhaps the most pointed comment made immediately after the speech was a tweet by pace-setting Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump. In his typical no-holds-barred style, Trump asked, “Is that all there is?”
The billionaire businessman also slammed the President for not going after the oil that provides so much of the revenue to fund Islamic State terrorism.
During the national address, Obama took the opportunity to politicize the massacre in California by sounding a familiar note — calling for stricter gun control measures — none of which would likely have altered the horrific outcome. He also lectured Americans about not discriminating against Muslims, which echoed what U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stated on Thursday, that such a reaction was “her greatest fear” in the aftermath of the shootings.
While the president did call the massacre a terrorist attack and stated that the jihadist couple had gone down the “dark path of radicalization” and embraced a “perverted” form of Islam, he still would not utter the phrase “Islamic terror”, something which The Donald jumped on quickly in another tweet.