Trump shares Fox News report on Somali refugees arrested in Tucson: 'Get smart people!'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE in an early morning tweet on Tuesday shared a Fox News report about two Somali refugees who were arrested while allegedly trying to board a flight to join ISIS, saying "Get smart People!"

Trump tweeted that the refugees were arrested in Tucson, Ariz. on their way to Egypt.

“They were in touch with an agent posing as a terrorist. One of them stated, ‘The best wake up call is Islamic State to get victory or another 9/11,’ " he added. "Get smart people!”


The Department of Justice announced Monday that Ahmed Mahad Mohamed, 21, and Abdi Yemani Hussein, 20, who were living in the United States, were arrested at Tucson International Airport on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

They were arrested July 26 after they communicated with an undercover FBI agent and expressed a desire to travel overseas and fight on behalf of the terrorist group, according to the Justice Department. The two eventually bought plane tickets to Egypt, intending to continue to Sinai and join ISIS, the FBI said.

During one conversation with the undercover agents, Mohamed reportedly said "the best wake-up call is Islamic State to get another victory or another 9/11,” according to the Arizona Republic.