Some people at CNN are much better at handling terrorism than the president, according to a CNN analyst.
On the Wednesday night episode of "Wolf," CNN analyst David Gregory said a lot of people, including some at CNN, know what "actually works" when it comes to terrorism... unlike President Donald Trump.
"There are lots of people including on CNN’s air who have the experience, who have been in this terror war for a long time who could focus on what actually works and what doesn’t work. Talking about being less politically correct and that, that’s not helpful. That’s not leading. That’s not getting to solve the problem."
While speaking to the press on Wednesday, Trump said:
“We have to get much tougher. We have to get much smarter, and we have to get much less politically correct. We’re so politically correct that we’re afraid to do anything. We need quick justice and we need strong justice. Much quicker and much stronger than we have right now, because what we have right now is a joke, and it’s a laughingstock. No wonder so much of this stuff takes place. And I think I can speak for plenty of other countries too that are in the same situation."
What Gregory, and many in the mainstream media, fail to recognize is that in order to solve a problem you first must recognize its cause. Left-wingers, including former president Barack Obama, will often not even utter the words "radical Islamic terror."
Trump mentioned political correctness yesterday because while terror attacks continue to happen in the West, the left will not acknowledge the attackers' connections to Islam. Trump is one of the few political figures who has the courage to discuss radical Islamic terrorism with honesty.
So far this year, there have been a number of large-scale terror attacks connected to radical Islam. Many recent attacks have involved using vehicles to mow victims down. Eight were mowed down and killed by a truck in New York City on Tuesday before the attacker yelled "Allahu Akbar!" 14 were killed and 130 were injured in Barcelona when a Muslim driver mowed down pedestrians in August. Eight were killed and 48 were injured while three men shouted "This is for Allah!" as they plowed through a crowd in a vehicle.
Something needs to be done to prevent more attacks. All the balloons, prayers, and vigils in the world won't stop the next attack, only smart policy will.
And if people in charge refuse to acknowledge the common thread between all these attacks, smart policy is impossible.