President Obama took a moment during tonight’s State of the Union to very clearly––yet indirectly––go after Donald Trump.
As the president talked about terrorism and not aiding our enemies with dangerous rhetoric and policy, he said, “That’s why we need to reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion.” (Paul Ryan applauded that part.)
He continued, “This isn’t a matter of political correctness. It’s a matter of understanding what makes us strong.”
Obama talked up America’s tradition of diversity and agreed with Pope Francis that “to imitate the hatred and violence of tyrants and murderers is the best way to take their place.”
And this is the part where it again sounded like he was talking about Trump:
“When politicians insult Muslim––whether abroad or fellow citizens––when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid is called names, that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world. It makes it harder to achieve our goals. And it betrays who we are as a country.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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