Trump Claims “Harder” Strikes On ISIS After NYC Attack

CNN reports:

President Donald Trump claimed Friday morning that the United States military is hitting ISIS “much harder” after an alleged ISIS-inspired attacker drove a truck down a bike lane in New York, killing eight, though he didn’t provide any evidence.

Trump, in a series of tweets ahead of his five-country, 12-day trip to Asia, labeled the accused attacker, 29-year-old Uzbek national Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, a “Degenerate Animal.”

ISIS claimed some responsibility Thursday for the attack, labeling Saipov a “Soldier of the Caliphate” in the group’s weekly newspaper, al-Naba. ISIS did not provide any credible evidence that it had knowledge of the attack before it happened or that ISIS was involved in planning, and the article did not name the attacker.

  • Boreal
  • Boreal
  • Ningsisa

    Funny how he didn’t have these kinds of words for murdering white supremacists.

  • Frostbite

    So he had been hitting them weakly before?

  • Adam Stevens

    Why bother saying something so easily disproven.

    Boy, does this dude know his base, or what?

  • DaddyRay

    But Trump said he would get rid of ISIS in the first 30 days of his Presidency.
    I guess he hasn’t started being President yet.

    • Gustav2

      He certainly has not fulfilled the promise of becoming “presidential.”

    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      He must have meant “days” in the Biblical sense.

  • pj

    what about the las vegas guy don? was he degenerate too?

    • DaddyRay

      Charlottesville is a much better comparison

    • Bluto

      No. White guy = lone wolf. Nothing to see here.

  • Michael R

    Can Trump Tweet Isis to death ?

  • Rex

    Mr. “I can defeat ISIS in 30 days” is just blowing hot air as usual.
    And were was the outrage when 58 people were shot down in Las Vegas?

    • Todd20036

      That was different. That was merely a lone wolf. A mental patient. A man using his 2nd Amendment rights. A sick individual.
      A rich white man, in other words.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    “After the Vegas shooter I hit my casinos by bankrupting them 10x’s faster!”

  • Bambino

    The fucking moron equate his lying as action.

  • Tawreos

    5 guys from Argentina are wonderful people when they are dead, but alive they would be labeled rapists and bad hombres by this asshole.

  • alc2018
    • greenmanTN

      What, things aren’t surreal ENOUGH?!

    • OdieDenCO

      not sure I could tell the difference between.

  • Stogiebear

    Ten times harder? Well, then we should be hearing about those harder strikes against US military bases where we’re training ISIS in 49 of the 50 states any minute now. So much winning!!!

    • Snarkaholic

      AND against the NRA for training/enabling all of the redneck terrorists who are running amok around here!

  • Snownova

    What ISIS? It it literally just beating a dead horse at this point.

  • olandp

    But ISIS no longer exists. Remember the Dotard had a secret plan to destroy them in 30 days.

    He couldn’t have possibly lied about that, could he?

    • Snarkaholic

      No, he DID kill ISIS…on DAY 1:
      Integrity
      Sanity
      Intelligence
      Safety

  • Snownova

    Wait a minute, so first he says “ISIS just claimed” then goes on to say “Based on that, the Military has hit ISIS “much harder” over the last two days.”

    Is he claiming to be a psychic now? The military has been hitting ISIS ‘harder’ because of something that was only confirmed just now?

    • Longpole

      And bringing home more body bags along with “Your husband knew what he signed up for” condolences.

  • Tulle Christensen

    So between terror attacks we ease off ISIS so we can hit them harder right after an attack? Maybe we should go after them all we can all the time

    • Tawreos

      And show effectiveness? Are you crazy?

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    o/t Ivanka, in Japan, says that ‘harassment of women should never be tolerated’ – Hypocrisy runs in the family

    https://japantoday.com/category/national/Harassment-of-women-can-never-be-tolerated-Ivanka-Trump?

  • netxtown

    i liked it better when his tweeter was ka-pooter

  • DesertSun59

    As usual, playing ONLY to his base. YOU and I are more likely to die in a meteor strike than to be killed or harmed in any Muslim terrorist action. In fact, you are more likely to die because an older white male with military weapons goes on a shooting spree than you are to die in ANY Muslim terrorist action.

    The insurance companies know this. They have actuarial tables.

  • Boreal
    • KCMC

      Sigh. If only.

    • worstcultever

      Oh, the pukes would be impeaching her starting from 1/20/17. And Dumpy would be screaming from his Dumpy TV News Network how she stole the election, and the MSM would dote upon and magnify his every word. There would be no Mueller poised to expose his massive criminality & treason. Odd as it may sound, I think we’re in better shape as things are.

      • greenmanTN

        I think you may be right. Bizarre, isn’t it?

        • worstcultever

          fer sure

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Now that’s really saying something.

      • Longpole

        Remember when Dumpy said he would contest the election results if she lost the popular vote but won the electoral college. He went on say the electoral college is rigged. (But only if it helped her).
        Sure helped him didn’t it?

  • Rex

    New York Killer – Degenerate Animal
    Charlottesville Killer – Very Fine Person

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Tulle Christensen

      Did Spicer sneak in to try and hide in the bushes again?

    • Silver Badger

      They need to be a bit more specific. The current White House is entirely made up of suspicious activity.

    • DaddyRay

      “due to suspicious activity”

      That describes Trump’s entire time in office

      • Silver Badger

        You beat me too it and said it better. Thank you.

        • DaddyRay

          Great minds and all

    • Rex

      It’s National Sandwich Day – Sam, did you try to make a political statement?

    • Bluto
    • Menergy

      Is Trump the suspect?

    • RaygunsGoZap

      No big deal! Fuckabee-Slanders walked past a donut tray without taking it. Freaked some folks out. Taken into custody until they can figure out if it’s Hillary in disguise or just meth-related loss of appetite.

  • Tawreos
    • Bluto

      that’s awesome.

    • Gretchen

      Now if someone can make one in the shape of a teapot, it will be perfect.

  • Amanda B. Rekendwith

    If the effort is now so much increased, it begs the question: why were you making only a half-effort before. Sad!

    • worstcultever

      There is golf to be played. And those Secret Service golf cart rental fees aren’t going to pocket themselves!

      Also, Fox & Friends to be watched. And Hope Hicks blowjobs to be received. The president is very busy and works hard!

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Lol, it’s funny and true

    • Gretchen

      According to Dear Leader we were only making a 1/10 effort before. Sad!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Did you see Trump’s photo-op this morning?
    http://i.imgur.com/IsUJgBx.png

  • justme
  • Herald

    So that means he wasn’t already going after them as hard as possible? Weird.

  • TrueWords

    Trump may have fucked up the legal case against this man…for a “fair trial” with his tweets…what an ASSHOLE (not in the good way)

  • Karl Dubhe

    After 16 years of fighting ‘Terrorism’, are we any closer to a ‘victory’ than we were 10 years ago?

    Maybe, just maybe, something else should be tried. Like, I dunno, make peace?

  • Buford

    I’ll state the obvious… Trump is obviously too stupid to understand that Saipov was not an active, uniformed ISIS ‘soldier’ but was instead an anonymous, disenfranchised loser who eventually decided to commit an attack in ISIS’s name.

    So ISIS broadcasts a call for anonymous losers to commit crimes in their name… and when some dirtbag does so, Trump responds by increasing attacks on ISIS…!??!? That seems ineffectual, at best.

  • Ninja0980

    Weren’t you supposed to beat them in 30 days?

  • The_Wretched

    It doesn’t make sense to ramp up on ISIS bombing. The Halloween guy was a random who decided to lone wolf follow their dress code. They weren’t directing him and the dress code will be out there and available on the Internets forever. Further, if “hitting them harder” served a military purpose, shouldn’t they have been already doing it?

  • Pip

    Wait, ISIS is still around? I thought he was supposed to have gotten rid of them by now.

    Color me shocked!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/82cb5930091f03e545bc1cdd879a5d1cf9977d1951e13092c34d880ef832c251.jpg

    • Halou

      Yeah, ISIS gave up attacking the US the moment DonCon placed his hand on the bible in late-January, and were utterly defeated 30 days later, and again 100 days later. This… whatever it is is “fake news”.

  • Jim Maloney

    He didn’t seem this ‘mad’ and like he was going to ‘get to the bottom of it’ after the Las Vegas shooting with many more fatalities.

  • Bryan
    • TexasBoy

      Oh, Natasha, are you still looking for Moose and Squirrel?

  • Halou

    They’re being hit much harder, getting a rare two tweet treatment instead of the usual one, I bet al-Baghdadi is real scared now. Also, referring to someone as an “animal” doesn’t make Trump look tough.

  • JWC

    Ya Trumpy amda a lerge legal and political Faux pas with this guy

  • colin payne

    When will 45 stop spraying testosterone around the room?

  • TexasBoy

    SO, we can now hit them 10 times harder? Gosh, Donnie, if we could do that, shouldn’t you have done that earlier? And uhhh…Why didn’t W hit them 10x harder in the first place…or are you just full of hot air, which is more likely?