Lord knows Donald Trump says a lot of things that could be most charitably described as “controversial.” The phrase “menace of radical Islamic terrorism” isn’t one of them. But NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett seems to think it is:
Trump in Shanksville talks of U.S. troops fighting “the menace of radical Islamic terrorism” — a controversial campaign catchphrase he didn’t use in last year’s 9/11 observance
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 11, 2018
First of all, it’s not really what you’d call a catchphrase. And second of all, where’s the controversy? Seventeen years after 9/11, our troops are still fighting the “menace of radical Islamic terrorism.” That’s not a controversial catchphrase; that’s the truth.
Controversial? Are you kidding?
— chris mann (@themannchris01) September 11, 2018
Narrator: It's not controversial.
— Jay K (@JayKlos) September 11, 2018
there's nothing controversial about it.
— Jason Hornbuckle (@JasonHornbuckle) September 11, 2018
Where is the controversy? Is it too true?
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) September 11, 2018
What a strange world we live in where the truth is controversial.
— Chris (@ChrisMears00) September 11, 2018
Catchphrase to you. Truth to others.
— BeoWulf (@BeoWulfinho) September 11, 2018
So you're upset about the accuracy or… https://t.co/HkKun6CneJ
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) September 11, 2018
Radical islam is a menace and terror…yea ..say it with me ..
— ron (@crazyfstcracker) September 11, 2018
He is correct and it is NOT controversial because it is true. Who attacked us?
— Annie (@anniehic) September 11, 2018
Today of all days is the most appropriate time to use this. It's not a catch phrase if it's true.
— Robin Mullins (@robin012009) September 11, 2018
How is using the phrase "radical Islam terrorism" controversial? Wow, we live in a bizarre society.
— JdJake (@JdJake123) September 11, 2018
I'm sorry – is there some controversy in the fact that the 9/11 attacks were motivated by a radical interpretation of Islam? I wasn't aware that there was a factual debate here. Perhaps we should ask around the #FactMatter journo crowd? Anyone?
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) September 11, 2018
And you guys still wonder why people loathe the media.
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) September 11, 2018