Former Jihadist Now Working In Counterterrorism Infuriates CNN Reporter With Glowing Trump Endorsement
CNN’s Brooke Baldwin interviewed former Jihadist turned counterterrorism expert, Mubin Shaikh about President Trump’s comments to ISIS after the Manchester bombing. The President called ISIS “evil losers” because calling them “monsters” would only make them feel proud of themselves.
“How does that resonate? Does that embolden terrorists, are they laughing at it, are they angered?” asked Brooke Baldwin. And much to Baldwin’s surprise, Shaikh thought that the President’s approach was spot on.
“It depends…but look, your president was exactly right. I mean, at the base of it they’re murderers. They’re not martyrs, they’re not heroes… In order to delegitimize and demystify…these are the phrases we need to use. Losers, you know low-lives, scum bags, they all apply,” said Saikh.
“So many young, beautiful innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. I won’t call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers, because that’s what they are. They’re losers. And we’ll have more of them. But they’re losers. Just remember that,” said President Trump.
“Our society can have no tolerance for this continuation of bloodshed. We cannot stand a moment longer for the slaughter of innocent people. And in today’s attack, it was mostly innocent children. The terrorists and extremists, and those who give them aid and comfort, must be driven out of our society forever. This wicked ideology must be obliterated, and I mean completely obliterated. Life must be protected,” said President Trump. Check out the CNN video below.