Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) on Sunday defended presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump for the comments he made about President Obama in the wake of the Orlando, Fla. nightclub attack.
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“I don’t understand the president’s view on this at all. I think it’s totally inexplicable,” Sessions said on “Fox News Sunday” regarding the president’s refusal to use the words “radical Islam” in describing the attack.
“And when Donald Trump went directly at Hillary Clinton on this, for the first time she said the words Islamic extremism, or something to that effect…of course that’s what it is, of course this is what the threat is.”
Sessions said the threat of radical Islam is “out there, it’s growing and…it looks like it will continue to grow.”
“The threat is still expanding,” he said.
In the wake of the attack, Trump cast doubt on Obama’s commitment to fighting radical Islamic terrorism, saying “there’s something going on.”
“We’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” the businessman said on “Fox and Friends.”
Sessions said although he doesn’t know exactly what Trump was referring to, he defended the candidate’s criticism of the president. He said the president doesn’t understand the threat the country faces from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
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