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President Obama goes after Trump over response to Orlando shootings




US President Barack Obama (L) speaks on the Orlando shooting at the Treasury Department while Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (R) look on, on June 14, 2016.
US President Barack Obama (L) speaks on the Orlando shooting at the Treasury Department while Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford (R) look on, on June 14, 2016.
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President Obama didn't need his anger translator "Luther" this morning.

The comedic character played by Keegan-Michael Key will have to wait for another day. Just over an hour ago, President Obama passionately responded to Donald Trump's criticism that the President is half-hearted in fighting terrorism.

After laying out military gains against ISIS, the President defended his refusal to use the term "radical Islam." He said it gives Islamic terrorists the us versus them narrative they want. He also said Trump's proposed Muslim immigration ban isn't the America we want. Obama never used Trump's name, but he left no doubt who he was criticizing.

Though there's always strategy in politics, it also seemed the President was genuinely offended by Trump's questioning of Obama's resolve to fight terrorism.

Guests:

Eli Stokols, national political reporter for POLITICO

William Wan, national reporter for the Washington Post who’s in Orlando on top of the story since Sunday