President Obama delivered a speech on Tuesday which was largely a rebuke of Donald Trump, and the Republican presidential candidate responded during his Greensboro rally this evening.
“I watched President Obama today, and he was more angry at me than he was at the shooter,” Trump said. “And many people said that. The level of anger…that’s the kind of anger he should have for the shooter and these killers that shouldn’t be here.”
He then went on to paraphrase a pundit he had watched on television who said that Trump really got under the president’s skin.
Trump went on to say, “Nobody at the end of that speech understood anything other than ‘Boy does he hate Donald Trump.'”
In Obama’s speech, the president criticized Trump for acting as if saying the phrase “radical Islamic terrorism” is a solution to defeating ISIS.
“What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change?” Obama said. “Would it make ISIL less committed to try and kill Americans? Would it bring in more allies? Is there a military strategy that is served by this? The answer is none of the above. Calling a threat by a different name does not make it go away.”
Later in his Greensboro rally, Donald Trump said that he has many Muslim friends who are wonderful people.