Donald Trump responds to President Obama proclaiming the use of the term "radical Islam" is not important because it will not solve the problem. At a campaign rally Wednesday in Atlanta Trump said it is important to use the term radical Islamic terror because if you don't name the problem you're never going to solve the problem. Trump also explains the difference between the terms 'radical Islam' and 'radical Islamic terror,' noting Obama did not say terrorism.
"It's happening all over and it's getting worse and it's going to continue to get worse until they respect us," Trump said of the threat of terrorism. "They have no respect for us whatsoever. We're trying to be nice. We have a president who wants to be so politically correct that he doesn't want to use the term radical Islamic terrorism."
"He gives a speech yesterday, a long speech that at the end of it nobody knew what the hell he was talking about," Trump said of Obama's speech where he castigated the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Nobody knew."
"He's trying to justify why he won't use, and he said, 'radical Islam' because he didn't want to use the word 'terrorism' if you noticed. Why he won't use the term or why he doesn't use it and it doesn't make any difference but it does make a difference? It makes a big difference because unless you're willing to discuss and talk about the real nature of the problem and the name of the problem radical Islamic terrorism, you're never going to solve the problem," Trump said.
"We can't be weak and ineffective like we are now," Trump said Wednesday. "Obama's speech was really all about political correctness. There is nothing wrong with being strong. There is nothing wrong with being smart. It was all about political correctness. We have to make sure we are going down the right path and we are going down the wrong path and our country is in serious trouble."
"When you get right down and you look at it, we have got to be respected. We don't have to be liked so much. We have to be respected. It's not fear. We have to be respected. We're not respected by these people. They come into our country. They want to take it over," Trump also said.