ISIS Just Used Trump In Recruitment Video – He FIRED Back With 9-Word Bomb

As the media obsesses over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump being featured in a terrorist group’s recruitment video, Trump cut to the core of the issue.

“I have to say what I have to say,” said Trump, noting that it was not until he called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United States that national and world leaders began examining the problem seriously.

Appearing on Face the Nation on Sunday, Trump was questioned by host John Dickerson over a video released by an ISIS associated terrorist organization, Al Shabaab, that makes reference to Trump’s comments. Trump stood his ground.

“Look, there is a problem,” Trump replied. “I bring it up. Other people have called me. And they say, ‘You have guts to bring it up, because, frankly, it’s true.’ But nobody wants to get involved.”

Trump said his words have been a catalyst.

“Now people are getting involved. People that are on different persuasions than me right now, John, are saying, you know, maybe Trump isn’t wrong. We want to examine it. There’s a lot of bad stuff going on,” he said.

“I’m watching the news tonight, actually, CBS, and so many of the elements — you look at Germany, you look at Brussels, you look all over the world. They’re shutting down cities that never had a problem before. They’re shutting down countries that never had a problem before,” he said.

“You look at Paris, what happened. You look at California, what happened. John, maybe it’s not politically correct. There’s a big problem out there. And we have to solve the problem,” he said.

When pressed by Dickerson about a terrorist group using him in a recruitment video, Trump shifted perspectives on Dickerson.

“They use other people, too. What am I going to do? I have to say what I have to say. And you know what I have to say? There’s a problem. We have to find out what is the problem and we have to solve that problem,” he said.

Asked whether the West was on a collision course with radical Islam, Trump replied, “I think that radical Islam may be on a collision course with us.”

“It is a very, very deep-seated hatred that’s going on,” Trump explained. “I mean, you have a hatred, like people, where they’re willing to give their lives, they’re willing to walk in — I have to tell you, it is so big. It is the biggest thing there is right now. When I watch President Obama say global warming is our biggest problem, it’s just so sad to watch. And he doesn’t want to use the words “radical Islam”. He doesn’t want to use anything having to do with “radical” and “Islam”. So, until he’s willing to admit the problem — how can you not at least talk about the problem?”

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Trump then reminded Dickinson of the way his proposal changed the global conversation.

“One of the things I have done is, I brought the problem out. The world is talking about what I have said. And now big parts of the world are saying, ‘Trump is really right at least identifying what’s going on.’ And we have to solve it. But you’re not going to solve the problem unless you identify it,” he said.

h/t: The Daily Caller

LOOK What Libs Did As Soon As They Heard A Muslim Burned Down Mosque On Christmas

After a mosque in Houston was attacked on Christmas Day, the left and its media supporters began to wind up for a series of reports calling the incident a “racist” attack and a “hate crime.” But only a day passed before the story took a major turn and the facts had liberals running to hide.

As we reported earlier, a Houston man has been charged with arson in the Dec. 25 fire at a mosque where he claims to have prayed five times a day for five years.

Gary Nathaniel Moore, 37, was arrested on Wednesday as the alleged perpetrator of the crime, which caused significant damage to the mosque.

He was arrested based on surveillance video taken on the day of the attack.

But in the days before the announcement of Moore’s arrest, some in the media began posting alarmist stories about “hate crimes” and attacks on Muslims.

Liberal Salon.com also initially jumped onto the story as an obvious case of a hate crime. But then, when the suspect was revealed, Salon mysteriously scrubbed its alarmist story.

The Houston Chronicle also tried to make the story about anything but what it was really about. As Newsbusters.org reported, Leah Binkovitz “inserted Donald Trump and Ben Carson into her front-page story December 29 headlined ‘Houston Muslims worry about backlash.’”

Far from a “backlash” by someone who hates Islam, it turned out to be a Muslim mad at the leaders of his mosque.

Joining the several media outlets backtracking or even scrubbing stories, the Council on American-Islamic Relations also initially began reporting on the story in the hopes of chronicling a hate crime in order to push its agenda. But once the suspect was made public, the story suddenly dropped off CAIR’s radar screen.

Of course, while members of the media are fanning the flames of a “backlash,” the FBI is reporting that there really isn’t much by way of anti-Muslim attacks here in the U.S. The FBI’s hate crime statistics for 2013 show that only 13.7 percent of hate crimes were perpetrated against Muslims.

On the other hand, 60.3 percent of these crimes were committed against Jews. So, according to the FBI, “hate crimes” against Muslims are far and few between in the U.S.A., especially when compared to attacks on Jews.

Watch: Bernie Sanders Just Said 2 Words About Donald Trump That Many People Probably Didn’t See Coming

Bernie Sanders, the self-professed socialist Senator from Vermont, may not be the first person you would ask for an honest assessment of Donald Trump and CNN likely did not expect him to be. But what Sanders said on the air about Trump just might amaze you.

Sanders, a contender in the Democrat Party primary, was on with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Christmas eve and when the topic of conversation turned to GOP front runner Donald Trump. The senator shocked Cuomo by saying that Trump was “very smart.”

It was in reply to the CNN host’s question of why he thought Trump was doing so well that Sanders delivered his very interesting assessment.

“Well, Chris, you’re gong to have to ask the media precisely why,” Sanders replied. “I mean, Trump is a smart guy, he’s a media guy. I mean he ran–he did a TV show.”

Sanders then noted that all the so-called controversies swirling around Trump keeps him foremost and up front in the news during every news cycle.

“I think it has to do with the fact that Trump is very smart,” Sanders added. “He knows that media is not so interested in the serious issues facing this country. They love, you know, bombastic remarks, they love silly remarks. If he says that somebody is sweating, my God, that is a major story. And all that silly business, the personal attacks, that kind of works.”

“So, I think this is more of an indictment of the media, actually, than it is of Trump,” the Senator concluded.

CNN seems to have taken a different lesson from the Senator’s remarks. CNN’s YouTube page shows that instead of reporting that Sanders said Trump was a smart man, they titled their video “Sanders: Trump makes ‘silly’ comments for attention.”

Watch: Trump Goes On O’Reilly Factor From Rally And Hits Fox News With Ultimate Insult

The day after the Republican presidential debate, Donald Trump appeared on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor and stated that one of the network’s rivals actually treats him better.

The billionaire candidate told Bill O’Reilly from a campaign stop in Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday, “Honestly, I think I get better press from CNN than I do Fox, if you want to know the truth.”

“Our job is to be tough!” O’Reilly told Trump. “It’s our job to vet you the best way we can. Look, you are too thin-skinned.” He noted that those who seek power must be thoroughly vetted. 

“I don’t mind bad things being said about me if it’s true. I can handle it,” Trump replied, adding, “I don’t think I’m thin-skinned … You know what, if I do something wrong, I know when it’s wrong, and if someone goes after me, including you, I don’t mind it at all. But when I didn’t do something wrong, and they make it up, that I don’t like.”

 

Despite favorably comparing CNN to Fox News, the candidate called the network out at Tuesday night’s debate for what he felt was unfair treatment:

I think it’s very sad that CNN leads Jeb Bush, Governor Bush, down a road by starting off virtually all the questions, “Mr. Trump this, Mister” — I think it’s very sad. And, frankly, I watched — I think it’s very sad.

And, frankly, I watched the first debate, and the first long number of questions were, “Mr. Trump said this, Mr. Trump said that. Mr. Trump” — these poor guys — although, I must tell you, Santorum, good guy. Governor Huckabee, good guy. They were very nice, and I respect them greatly.

But I thought it was very unfair that virtually the entire early portion of the debate was Trump this, Trump that, in order to get ratings, I guess. In order to get ratings, I guess.

O’Reilly encouraged Trump not to let the media get to him and use his Twitter account to communicate campaign issues, rather than attacking the media. “You want to be president,” O’Reilly said. “Tweet about Putin. Tweet about ISIS. I mean, it looks petty. It looks petty. Don’t you think it looks petty? Don’t you think it looks petty?” Trump reiterated that his main goal was to have accurate reporting. 

The interview ended with Trump wishing O’Reilly a hearty “Merry Christmas,” a phrase the media mogul believes strongly should receive top billing once again during the season.

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Watch: CNN Anchor Asks Fiorina One Shocking Question That Makes Her Snap

In light of undercover video footage purportedly showing Planned Parenthood staff members negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, many Republicans – including 2016 presidential contender Carly Fiorina – joined a chorus of criticism aimed at America’s most prolific abortion provider. Weeks after a Colorado Springs, Colo., abortion facility was targeted by a gunman, though, CNN host Chris Cuomo wanted to know if such heated rhetoric fueled suspect Robert Dear’s Black Friday massacre.

“Very often you’ve said [GOP presidential front-runner Donald] Trump’s got to watch what he says,” Cuomo began. “Do you feel any sense of regret about how you characterized what was going on at Planned Parenthood after the attack in Colorado?”

Going further, Cuomo suggested that “what the man said … seems as though he was influenced by some of the rhetoric coming out of you and others that pained a very ugly picture – an unfair one – about Planned Parenthood.”

Fiorina dismissed the host’s entire premise, adding that there is plenty of proof – even from Planned Parenthood itself – that the organization engaged in inappropriate activity.

“Nine video tapes have come out about Planned Parenthood,” she said. “It is very clear what they’ve been doing; and, in fact, Planned Parenthood several weeks ago made a quiet little announcement that they would no longer accept compensation for the sale of what they call fetal tissue.”

She referred to the announcement as “about as close to an admission as you can get.”

As for the Colorado shooting, Fiorina balked at the assertion that any pro-life activist’s position caused the violent outburst.

“What happened in Colorado is a terrible thing,” she said. “This guy is a deranged murderer, and I hope he is put away for life. It may be that we should be classifying that as domestic terrorism as well; but that has nothing to do with the truth of what is going on at Planned Parenthood.”

She accused anyone attempting to connect abortion opponents to the actions of one shooter of employing the “typical left-wing tactic” of “trying to shut down the truth by silencing people.”