GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHarris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia On The Money — Sussing out what Sinema wants Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — The Facebook Oversight Board is not pleased MORE said late Sunday that a new leader is needed to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“Is that all there is?” Trump asked after President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden: Democrats' spending plan is 'a bigger darn deal' than Obamacare Harris stumps for McAuliffe in Virginia Biden to stump with McAuliffe Tuesday MORE addressed the nation from the Oval Office on Sunday night. “We need a new president — fast!
“Well, Obama refused to say (he just can’t say it) that we are at war with radical Islamic terrorists,” Trump continued.
“Wish Obama would say ISIS, like almost everyone else, rather than ISIL,” he added, citing Obama’s use of the administration's preferred acronym for the terrorist group.
Obama gave a rare Oval Office speech on Sunday evening cautioning against panic in the wake of violence committed by Islamic extremists.
“The terrorist threat has evolved into a new phase,” the president said. "I know that after so much war, many Americans are asking whether we are confronted by a cancer that has no immediate cure.
“The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it,” Obama added. "We will destroy ISIL and any other organization that tries to harm us.”
Obama’s strategy for defeating ISIS and similar terrorist organizations is under fierce scrutiny following recent violence in San Bernardino, Calif. and Paris.
The FBI is investigating last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino for potential links with terrorist groups.
That massacre followed a string of coordinated attacks across Paris late last month in which 130 people were killed. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bloodshed there.