“He doesn’t get it, or he gets it better than anybody understands. It’s one or the other,” Trump told Fox News Channel’s morning show.
“We’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart or he’s got something else in mind,” he added, for good measure. “And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot – they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words radical Islamic terrorism. There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable.”
This is no random brain fart from the great orange one. He took the same line to NBC’s Today show, saying: “Well, there are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it.”
Richard Wolffe, who wrote the article for the Guardian, pointed out the flaw in Trump's characterization:
Just to be clear: we’re talking about the same president who ordered the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the civilized world’s greatest enemy.
As if that was not enough Trump went on to accuse Hillary Clinton of being too afraid of the President to use the phrase "radical Islamic terrorist" either:
Hillary Clinton uses the term "radical jihadism" rather than "radical Islamic terrorism" because she is "probably afraid" of President Barack Obama, Donald Trump said Monday.
“He’s the boss, OK? And she’s probably afraid of him because, obviously, you know, she probably thinks that he has a profound effect over her life."
Trump then added this:
"He’s protecting her from going to jail, so she’s not going to use it," Trump said.
"But I bet you that … she would love to use to those words, because almost everybody agrees that those words should be used.”
Yeah everybody who gets their news from talk radio and Fox News. Which are the same sources who would convince those people of the lie that Hillary Clinton is in danger of incarceration.
When asked about the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" Hillary Clinton responded with this statement:
"And from my perspective, it matters what we do, not what we say. It matters that we got Bin Laden, not what name we called him," Clinton said. "But if he is somehow suggesting I don't call this for what it is, he hasn't been listening. I have clearly said we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering people. We have to stop them and we will. We have to defeat radical jihadist terrorism, and we will."
Both terms "mean the same thing," Clinton continued, adding, "And to me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing. I'm happy to say either, but that's not the point."
"I have clearly said many, many times we face terrorist enemies who use Islam to justify slaughtering innocent people. We have to stop them and we will. We have to defeat radical jihadist terrorism or radical Islamism, whatever you call it," Clinton said later on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," reiterating, "it's the same."
So of course Trump decided to take credit for what he saw as a victory:
You know I am REALLY looking forward to Hillary and the President combining forces to stomp the crap out of this asshole in the next few months.I have been hitting Obama and Crooked Hillary hard on not using the term Radical Islamic Terror. Hillary just broke-said she would now use!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2016