Fresh from congratulating himself “for being right on radical Islamic terrorism,” Donald Trump made the rounds on the morning shows today, where he hinted that President Obama may actually be rooting for the terrorists.
Inae Oh of Mother Jones reports:
Referring to Obama and the threat of terrorism, Trump said during a call-in with Fox & Friends, “He doesn’t get it or he gets it better than anybody understand. It’s one or the other.” Gets it better than anybody understands? In other words, Obama has a secret—and nefarious—agenda.
“We’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” Trump continued. “And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot—they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the ways he acts and can’t even mention the words radical Islamic terrorism. There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable.”
When asked about his comments later on Good Morning America, Trump reiterated the same message, insinuating the president is willfully ignoring the problem.
“There are a lot of people that think maybe he doesn’t want to get it,” he told Savannah Guthrie. ” A lot of people think maybe he doesn’t want to know about it. I happen to think he just doesn’t know what he’s doing.”
As we’ve noted in the past, Trump has consistently suggested that President Obama is not only a secret Muslim but also a supporter of terrorist groups.
Trump has falsely claimed that Obama is actively aiding ISIS and said that when it comes to Obama’s approach to terrorism, “maybe he doesn’t want to get rid of the problem.”
At one campaign rally, Trump said that the president is ignoring the threat of terrorism for surreptitious reasons: “We can’t close our eyes. I don’t know what’s wrong with Obama, he wants to close his eyes and pretend it’s not happening. Why is he so emphatic on not solving the problem? There’s something we don’t know about. There’s something we don’t know about.”