Side by Side: How Trump and Obama Respond to Terror Attacks [VIDEO]
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to note the difference between President Trump and former President Obama. Trump is competent, Obama was not.
And the way each responded to radical Islamic extremism showcased those differences.
When Islamic extremists perpetrate terror attacks, the current and previous leaders of the free world demonstrate how they perceive that threat. And in those responses, both leadership and political ideologies become obvious.
Obama began his presidency apologizing to the world for American accomplishments. And he did so in a much-publicized bowing tour of the Middle East. In that visit he excluded America’s greatest ally in the region, Israel.
Meanwhile, on his first foreign trip, Trump commands respect. He displays leadership on all fronts, and will not tolerate the murder of innocent children at the hands of radical Islamic extremists.
Hours before the worst terrorist attack Great Britain experienced in a decade, President Trump rebuked the Muslim world for enabling terrorism. In that speech to leaders from 50 Muslim countries on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, President Trump condemned governments that find it acceptable to coexist with violent radicalism.
“There can be no tolerating it, no accepting it, no excusing it, and no ignoring it. Every time a terrorist murders an innocent person, and falsely invokes the name of God, it should be an insult to every person of faith. Terrorists do not worship God, they worship death.”
The next day, when he awoke to news of the Manchester bombings, Trump’s leadership shone brightly.
He both named the enemy responsible for killing 22 and injuring 59 and unequivocally demanded justice for the victims.
Condemning radical Islam, the president called the world to action:
“This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated. Life must be protected. So many young, beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life.”
He went on to explain his word choices:
“I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers, because that’s what they are. They’re losers. And we’ll have more of them. But they’re losers. Just remember that.”
By stark contrast, Obama’s pathetic response to radical Islamic terrorism went one of two ways.
He either ignored the terror attacks or refused to blame those Muslim jihadists responsible.
For example, in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando by Islamic extremists, Obama behaved as though he’d been paid off by CAIR.
The former Commander-in-Chief outright refused to name the poison known as Islamic extremism as the motivation behind the murderers’ actions:
Obama claimed that investigators reached “no definitive judgment on the precise motivations of the killer.”
In addition, the former president had trouble publicly acknowledging what the shooting victims reported witnessing during the attack – that the killers were Muslim jihadists.
Obama directed authorities to “spare no effort to determine what — if any — inspiration or association this killer may have had with terrorist groups.”
To this journalist, those are the words of a cowardly Muslim apologist, not a leader.
Trump’s response, on the other hand, is the main reason he was elected. American leadership in the world has been sorely missing for eight long years.
Thank God our new president brought it back!