WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on President Obama’s press conference on his failed strategy for confronting ISIS:
“Despite President Obama’s best attempts to paint his failures as victories, the fact is his ineffective strategy has produced a stronger ISIS, a weaker America, and a more dangerous world,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “According to the president’s own counterterrorism officials, there has been a three-fold increase in the number of places around the world where ISIS is operating since 2014. As the alarming rise in attacks around the world and here at home show, President Obama has underestimated this threat at every turn, having called ISIS a ‘JV team,’ claiming before the attack in Paris that the group was ‘contained,’ and even admitting at one point that he had no strategy at all.
“Hillary Clinton has stood shoulder to shoulder with President Obama and his failed approach, declaring that ‘we now finally are where we need to be’ in the fight against ISIS and supporting his secret $400 million ransom payment to the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. Our country cannot afford more of the same weak leadership which has woefully underestimated the threat of radical Islamic terrorism and exposed more Americans to attacks, but that is exactly what a Hillary Clinton presidency will mean. Donald Trump is the only candidate capable of exercising the toughness at home and abroad we need to defeat this menace.”