Politics Breitbart rips Trump for not saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' during 9/11 speech

09:55  12 september  2017
09:55  12 september  2017 Source:   The Hill

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Breitbart is VERY unhappy with Trump ’s 9 / 11 speech today: On the sixteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks, President Donald Trump did not once mention the terms “ radical Islam ” or “ Islamic terrorism ” during a commemoration ceremony at the Pentagon.

During his speech , Trump said he would honor the sacrifice of those who died on Sept. Breitbart also hit Pence for referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as ISIS instead of its full name, and Mattis for “ not even using the words ‘ terrorist ’ or ‘ terrorism .’ ”

Breitbart rips Trump for not saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' during 9/11 speech© Provided by The Hill Breitbart rips Trump for not saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' during 9/11 speech Breitbart News on Monday criticized President Trump and several top members of his administration for failing to call out "radical Islamic terrorism" during their speeches marking the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The conservative website's lead story called out Trump, Vice President Pence, Defense Secretary James Mattis and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not mentioning the phrase during their remarks.

The website said Trump "seemingly went out of his way" to not say "radical Islamic terrorism" and noted several other phrases Trump used, including "terrorists who attacked us" and "horrible, horrible enemies."

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President Trump during a speech Sunday in Saudi Arabia avoided the term " radical Islamic terrorism ," which he often used on the campaign trail. During the speech to leaders of more than 50 Muslim-majority nations, the president did use terms such as " Islamic extremism

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During his speech, Trump said he would honor the sacrifice of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, by doing "whatever we must to keep our people safe."

"The terrorists who attacked us thought they could incite fear and weaken our spirit," he said. "But America cannot be intimidated, and those who try will soon join the list of vanquished enemies who dared to test our mettle."

Breitbart also hit Pence for referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as ISIS instead of its full name, and Mattis for "not even using the words 'terrorist' or 'terrorism.' "

Trump repeatedly used the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" during his 2016 presidential campaign and frequently criticized former President Obama for not using the term, arguing that not using the term empowered terrorists.

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Donald Trump will not use the words " radical Islamic terrorism " during a speech in Saudi Arabia despite criticising Barack Obama for not using the phrase. Mr Trump often used anti- Islamic rhetoric during his presidential campaign and repeatedly stressed the need to say the words.

On Saturday, Trump ’s former adviser Sebastian Gorka told Breitbart News’ Matt Boyle on Breitbart Radio that Trump ’s Afghanistan speech , which sanitized the threat of radical Islamic terrorism so Trump could sound in a way that Messrs.

Breitbart has ramped up its criticism of Trump's White House in recent weeks, in the wake of former chief strategist Stephen Bannon's departure from the White House and return to Breitbart.

In the days after Stephen Bannon left, Breitbart's homepage featured several news and opinion pieces critical of Trump.

The media outlet also went after national security adviser H.R. McMaster in an article just two days after Bannon returned to the website.

The former chief strategist returned to Breitbart News immediately after leaving the White House. At the time, Breitbart's Washington editor praised the move, saying Breitbart had "its captain back."

"We've been a pirate ship without a captain for a year," Matthew Boyle said on Breitbart's Sirius XM show, adding, "We're thrilled to have our captain back."

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