Obama lashes out at Trump, says using the phrase ‘radical Islam’ is ‘not a strategy’

June 14, 2016 7:05 PM

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Obama lashes out at Trump, says using the phrase ‘radical Islam’ is ‘not a strategy’

An angry President Obama on Tuesday lashed out at Republicans, and particularly Donald Trump, who have called him soft on terrorism, warning that "loose talk" about Muslims has harmed the United States's campaign against militant groups in the Middle East and elsewhere.

Obama challenged the demand by his critics that he characterize acts of terrorism, including the mass shooting in Orlando, as the work of "radical Islam" — a phrase the president has refused to use because he believes it unfairly implicates an entire religious group for the acts of militant extremi...

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